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Free and Reduced Meals

All enrolled students in CUESD schools, regardless of income level, are eligible to receive healthy school breakfast and school lunch at no charge each day. No further action is required of you if your child(ren) attend(s) one of these schools. 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 an 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.

For more information about CEP, please click here USDA Community Eligibility Provision Information

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Income Survey

Having families of newly enrolled students complete the Income Survey helps determine the district’s and your site’s LCFF Supplemental and concentration Grant funding, even though every student at a CUESD site is automatically able to receive healthy breakfast and lunch meals at no cost.

By filling out the survey through the online enrollment process, you help ensure that your student’s school continues to get the full educational funding needed for your student’s education, including computers, books, and school supplies.  Income Surveys for all students are completed every four years as a requirement of CEP.

The information submitted on the form is a confidential educational record and is therefore protected by all relevant federal and state privacy laws that pertain to educational records including, without limitation, the  Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99); Title 2, Division 4, Part 27, Chapter 6.5 of the California Education Code, beginning at Section 49060 et seq.; the California Information Practices Act (California Civil Code Section 1798 et seq.) and Article 1, Section 1 of the California Constitution.

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Non discrimination notice

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;

(2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.