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Jul 22 2015

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Free School Meals Rock!

back to school 2015Rockcastle County Schools is pleased to announce the implementation of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program.  All Rockcastle County students will be offered a nutritious breakfast and lunch each day at no cost, regardless of eligibility status.

Offering meals at no charge to all students means that schools no longer have to collect unpaid meal fees from families or foot the bill for meals served when children do not have money to pay. Removing this dynamic between families and schools allows school nutrition staff to focus on preparing and serving healthy meals to children and eliminates a significant financial burden for school districts and families.

“This United States Department of Agriculture-sponsored program is a wonderful opportunity for our community.  Rockcastle County Schools staff has worked diligently to incorporate this program into our overall district plan,” said Superintendent David Pensol. “It is a win-win for our students and families.”

For students to get a free breakfast and/or lunch, students MUST take a full meal.  Cashiers will guide students to get a complete meal so there is not a charge.

With the implementation of CEP, no charging will be allowed.  Students must have money in-hand or in their lunch account to purchase second meals and additional milk.

  • The cost of additional Milk is 35 cents.
  • The cost of a second Breakfast is $1 for all grades.
  • The cost of a second Lunch is $1.25 for preschool, $1.70 for elementary and $1.95 for middle/high school.

Students enrolled in grades 6-12 must have money in-hand or in their lunch account in order to purchase ala carte items.

To help us keep this program in place, it is extremely important that the Household Income Form be completed by each household.  Students will receive this form at the beginning of school and only one form is needed per household, regardless of the number of children.

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