• Important Child Nutrition Update

  • Important Child Nutrition Update



    Deborah Abrams - Lunchroom Supervisor                             Pamela Jones - CNP Director

    Central Elementary & Central High School                            Coosa County Board Of Education

    95 Coosa County Road 75                                                                               73 Nixburg Road

                Rockford, Alabama  35136                                                                             Rockford, Alabama   35136

    Ph: (256)-377-1456  Ext: 2330  (E)                                                            256-377-4913  Ext:  2024

    Community Eligibility Provision 19-20We are pleased to inform you that Coosa County Schools are participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).

    What does this mean for you and your child(ren)?

    All enrolled students in our school district, regardless of income level, are eligible to receive a healthy school breakfast and school lunch at no charge each day. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.

    The CEP is a new alternative to the traditional meal application process associated with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. CEP alleviates the burden on families by eliminating household applications, while helping schools reduce costs associated with collecting and processing those applications.

    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:

    https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    1. mail:

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

    2. fax:

    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

    3. email:

    program.jntake@usdagu This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


    Coosa County Charged Meals Policy:

    The intent of the Coosa County School System is to provide each student the opportunity to eat a healthy breakfast and lunch each day at school. It is also the intent of the Coosa County School System to comply with all federal and state regulations. Due to federal regulations, the Child Nutrition Program cannot incur bad debt from unpaid meal charges. Therefore, each school has a process for all students K-12th grade to have access to school meals if they have forgotten or lost their money for meals. Principals may wish to establish a cash fund (PTO, Clubs, etc.) to pay for students who have forgotten/lost money. The principal of each school may decide the number of times students are allowed to borrow money from the office to pay for meals or if an alternate reimbursable meal will be provided. Students are not allowed to charge a la carte items.

    Parents/guardians will be notified by note or phone call if students charged a meal.

    Parents/guardians are encouraged to prepay for their children’s meals. For those parents/guardians who wish apply for meal benefits, meal benefit applications are sent home with students at the beginning of the school year or upon enrollment and are available in the school office during the school year. Only one application is required per family and a new application is required each school year.

    Adults cannot charge meals or a la carte items.

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