Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Public Media Release - Community Eligibility Provision

Effective December 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 - The news release has been revised to reflect the addition of Carolina High, Berea High, and West Greenville (11/10/15).

Alexander Elementary School, Armstrong Elementary School, Berea Elementary School, Chandler Creek, Elementary School, Cherrydale Elementary School, Duncan Chapel Elementary School, East North St. Elementary School, Grove Elementary School, Hollis Elementary School, Monaview Elementary School, Slater-Marietta Elementary School, Sue Cleveland Elementary School, Thomas Kerns Elementary School, Welcome Elementary School, Westcliffe Elementary School, Berea Middle School, Lakeview Middle School, Tanglewood Middle School, West Greenville, Berea High School and Carolina High School will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision for the 2015-2016 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 school/district 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.

You may contact your School Food Service (SFS) Director Joe Urban for additional information.

Parents or guardians that do not want their child/children to participate in CEP may wish to discuss this matter with Joe Urban, Director, Greenville County Schools Food and Nutrition Services, on an informal basis.  

Parents wishing to make a formal appeal may make a request for a hearing to appeal the decision either orally or in writing to Joe Urban, Director, Greenville County Schools Food and Nutrition Services whose address is:

MT Anderson Support Center
100 Blassingame Rd
Greenville, SC 29605
Map and Directions 

This release was sent to the following newspapers:

  • The Greenville News
  • The Greenville Journal
  • Spartanburg Herald
  • Times Upstate
  • TR Monitor
  • Times Examiner
  • Williamston Journal
  • Greater Greer News
  • Tribune Times
  • El Latino

Non-Discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. “In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.” (Revised 2014)


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