In the 2017/2018 school year, The Neighborhood Academy began participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) which allows all students in the district to eat for free regardless of their financial standing. CEP provides an alternative approach for offering free meals to school districts that meet specific financial requirements instead of collecting individual applications for free/reduced meals. Benefits of CEP include:
All students receive a free breakfast and lunch, regardless of their financial standing
Increases in breakfast and lunch participation
Simplifies meal counting and claiming, reducing long serving lines
Eliminates student debt from reduced and paid meals
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