CEP Meal Service/Meal Pay
GISD STUDENT MEAL SERVICE. COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY PROVISION (CEP)- NOT OPERATIVE DURING 2020-2021SY.
Through the Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, Galveston ISD Child Nutrition will provide breakfast and lunch for the 2021-2022 school year to all children at no charge.
GISD Child Nutrition is changing its policy for serving meals to children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 21-22 school year. All campuses have been accepted to operate the CEP offered by the USDA and will now provide free breakfast and lunch to all children.
This system will eliminate the collection of meal applications for free and reduced-price student meals as well as collecting payment for basic student meals. Add-ons, including chips, ice cream and other snacks will still be available for an extra cost. This new approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals.
IMPORTANT NOTICE UNDE CEP RULES AND GUIDELINES (in place of "student accounts" headline)
• This program operates for students only – adults at qualifying campuses will still be required to pay for meals.
• The district will provide an “Income Survey” form to replace the no longer required free and reduced lunch applications. This form is needed for the district to receive Title1 Funds.
GISD believes that the Community Eligibility Provision will be good for all qualifying students and for our campuses, parents and communities. For questions, please call 409-766-5162.