Thursday, July 6, 2017

Schools List – Community Eligibility Provision for 2017-2018

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) allows for Spring Branch ISD schools with high percentages of qualifying children the option to serve breakfast and lunch meals at no cost to all students on a specific campus.

These free meals are served under the National School Lunch Program (NLSP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). Under CEP guidelines, meals are served to qualifying school children without collecting breakfast and lunch application forms. This program eliminates the need for any students at qualifying campuses to pay for a school day meal.

Under the Community Eligibility Provision, SBISD has elected to participate in CEP for a third consecutive year to provide free meals to all students at the schools listed below. This year, 29 district schools qualify for this designation. (See campus list below.) The district’s Child Nutrition Services Dept. is reimbursed by the federal government under this program. CEP participating campuses in SBISD include:

Schools for Early Learning (PreKs) – Panda Path, Lion Lane, Bear Blvd., Tiger Trail and Wildcat Way
Elementary Schools The Bendwood Campus, Buffalo Creek, Cedar Brook, Edgewood, Hollibrook, Housman, Pine Shadows, Ridgecrest, Shadow Oaks, Sherwood, Spring Branch, Spring Shadows, Terrace, Thornwood, Treasure Forest, Westwood and Woodview
Middle SchoolsCornerstone/SBEC, Landrum Middle, Northbrook Middle, Spring Oaks Middle, Spring Woods Middle
High SchoolsNorthbrook High, Spring Woods High

Under CEP rules and guidelines, it is important to note the following:
  • This program operates for students only – Adults at qualifying campuses will be required to pay for their meals.
  • There will no longer be a need to collect free and reduced price applications for students who are in the CEP program and qualifying schools. However, all CEP schools will have an “Income Survey” form to replace the free and reduced lunch applications. Families should complete these forms as the information provided is critical to ensure that all possible benefits are available to these students.
  • For students who have siblings or other family members who are enrolled in non-CEP participating schools, families must complete applications for those students to receive free or reduced price benefits.
SBISD believes that the Community Eligibility Provision will be good for all qualifying students and for our campuses, parents and communities. Please visit the Child Nutrition Services website at for related information, or call 713-251-1150 for more details.

SBISD’s Child Nutrition Services Dept. is led by Chris Kamradt. With more than 300 employees, the department is one of the district’s largest and key student health and wellness operations. It operates under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program with policies and direction from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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