New for the 2019-20 School Year: Students in the William Floyd School District will enjoy free breakfast and lunch during the upcoming 2019-20 school year. The district’s food services program has been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) for participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, a non-pricing meal service option for schools and school districts in economically disadvantaged communities. Participating districts provide one free breakfast and one free lunch each day of the school year at no cost to all students enrolled regardless of family income level. CEP is federally subsidized by the USDA.
“The Community Eligibility Provision will provide our students with a nutritious breakfast and lunch at no charge, helping to ensure that our students are fed, focused and ready to go in the classroom,” said David Beggins, assistant superintendent for business, William Floyd School District.
The William Floyd School District is participating in this program due to residents exceeding the threshold of those who qualify for free meals without the use of household applications.
- Is this really for all students regardless of income level?
- Do I need to fill out a free- and reduced-meal application?
- Can I buy additional meals/items?
- How do I pay for additional meals/items?
- Which schools will be participating?
- Is CEP the same as the USDA Free Summer Food Program?
- Is it really free? Aren’t my tax dollars being used to fund this?
Reminder: The Board of Education took action to defray the full costs of these fees charged by My School Bucks for families of the William Floyd School District. Families have the ability to pre-fund school meal accounts through MySchoolBucks (www.myschoolbucks.com) at no additional charge. Please note that accounts can still be pre-funded through cash, check or money order also at no additional cost.
*Please note that the district partners with this vendor to provide convenience for families in order to pre-fund meal accounts, track student purchases and more. The district does not manage and has not received any benefit from the program’s transaction/convenience fees.