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School District Five participating in Community Eligibility Provision for the 2020-2021 school year

For Immediate Release – August 21, 2020

 

 

School District Five participating in Community Eligibility Provision for the 2020-2021 school year

IRMO – School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2020-2021 school year.  Section 104(a) of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 amended section 11(a)(1) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1759a(a) (1) (the law) to provide an alternative to household applications for free and reduced-price meals in local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with increased levels of low-income students. This alternative is referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision.  All students enrolled in the schools listed below may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge to them.  Families will not have to fill out meal applications.

 

Breakfast and lunch meals follow the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines for healthy school meals.  Please encourage students to participate in the school meal programs.

 

Participating CEP schools are as follows: Harbison West Elementary, Irmo High, Irmo Middle, Leaphart Elementary, Nursery Road Elementary, and Seven Oaks Elementary.

 

You may contact your School Food Service (SFS) Director at 476-8153 for additional information.

 

Parents or guardians that do not want their child/children to participate in CEP may wish to discuss this matter with Todd A. Bedenbaugh, Director of Student Nutrition Services on an informal basis.  

 

Parents wishing to make a formal appeal may make a request either orally or in writing to Student Nutrition whose address is: 1020 Dutch Fork Road, Irmo, SC 29063 for a hearing to appeal the decision.

 

 

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