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Carmi-White County Schools Announces Free Meals for All Students

CARMI – The Carmi-White County School District has announced that all district schools will be implementing a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for this school year.

According to a press release from Carmi-White County Schools, the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) was created as part of the USDA’s National School Lunch Program. It allows schools with high eligibility for free and reduced-price meals to provide a no-cost reimbursable lunch and breakfast for all students in the school regardless of income.

All students in the CEP school will receive a no-cost reimbursable lunch and breakfast meal regardless of income. The meal must meet the federal guideline for reimbursable meals. This does not include milk only sales, extra entrees, or a la carte sales.

Parents or guardians that have made meal payments during this school year should expect a reimbursement within the next couple of weeks.