Community eligibility is a win-win-win for students, families and schools.
In order to continue to provide meals at no charge, it is imperative that these meals be disbursed to every student in the Coosa County system. The revenue that the community eligibility program generates helps this program to continue being a valuable asset to our school system.
Please check back during the week of August 24, 2020 for the date of pickup.
COOSA COUNTYSCHOOLS CHILD NUTRITION STAFF
GWEN - DEBRA -SAMANTHA- BRENDA - TERESA - MARSALA - MARCUS- JAN
Deborah Abrams - Lunchroom Supervisor Rebecca Beasley - Lunchroom Supervisor Pamela Jones - CNP Director
Central Elementary & Central High School Central Elementary & Central High School Coosa County Board Of Education
95 Coosa County Road 75 243 Coosa County Road 75 73 Nixburg Road
Rockford, Alabama 35136 Rockford, Alabama 35136 Rockford, Alabama 35136
Ph: (256)-377-1456 Ext: 2330 (E) (256)-377-4384 Ext: 2207 256-377-4913 Ext: 2024
Ph: (256)-377-1490 Ext: 2330 (E)
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, 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.