Chillicothe City School District announced Wednesday,April 11th, that it will continue its policy to operate the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Program under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the next four years starting July 1st, 2018 through June 30th, 2022. All schools that operate CEP will serve breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and eliminate the collection of meal applications for free/reduced-price, and paid student meals. This new approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals.
The CCSD is grateful for the opportunity to provide nutritious meals to our children in every building, every day. “CEP is another example of the tremendous value offered to families in our district,” stated Superintendent Jon Saxton. He added “the value is not only of financial importance to families, but of educational value to the children. Kids who are well nourished perform better in school, and by addressing hunger we can also address learning, behavior, and other social and emotional problems children sometimes have as a result of hunger.”
FREE HEALTH CARE: Families with children eligible for school meals may be eligible for FREE health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio’s Healthy Start & Healthy Families programs. These programs include coverage for doctor visits, immunizations, physicals, prescriptions, dental, vision, mental health, substance abuse and more. Please call 1-800-324-8680 for more information or to request an application. Information can also be found on the web. Anyone who has an Ohio Medicaid card is already receiving these services.
For additional information please contact the following person:
381 Yoctangee Parkway
Chillicothe Oh, 45601 740.775.4250 ext. 16308
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