Community Eligibility Program

lunch options

Information about your child’s lunch

 

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Metro Nashville Public Schools participates in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), a federal reimbursement program that allows school districts to offer lunch at no cost to students in eligible schools. MNPS was initially able to participate district-wide because the district’s direct certification percentage, which is how Tennessee measures poverty in schools, was at 60 percent when the program began. Since then, our direct certification percentage has dropped to 42 percent. This is not due to an actual reduction in poverty, but reflects a change in how the poverty rate is calculated. As a result, MNPS is no longer eligible and cannot offer this program to all students at all schools; however, we have continued to offer the program at all schools that are still eligible

We know we have children who rely on our nutrition services program as a reliable source for a healthy meal. We will continue to provide free breakfast to all students in all schools and we will offer CEP to eligible schools.

What does this mean for my student?

  • Students who attend a school that will require an application for free- or reduced-price lunch will be able to apply online and by paper form.

  • When Metro Schools are operating virtually, we are still required to follow eligibility rules for meal distribution to students. It is important for all eligible families in non-CEP schools to apply for free- and reduced lunch.


Schools That Will Require A Free- or Reduced-Price Lunch Application

Non-CEP Schools

The following schools will require a free- and reduced-price application for families who are eligible for free/reduced pricing. Families can use last year’s eligibility status through Sept. 14, 2020 or until a new application is processed. These schools are no longer eligible for the Community Eligibility Provision and therefore cannot offer lunch at no-cost to all students. .

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Academy at Hickory Hollow

  • A.Z. Kelley ES

  • Andrew Jackson ES

  • Antioch HS

  • Bellevue MS

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Cane Ridge HS

  • Casa Azafrán ELC

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Crieve Hall ES

  • Croft MS

  • Dan Mills ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口DuPont Hadley

  • MS Eakin ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口East Nashville Magnet HS

  • Glencliff ES

  • Glendale ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Goodlettsville ES

  • Gower ES

  • Granbery ES

  • Harpeth Valley ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Head Magnet MS

  • H.G. Hill MS

  • 新皇冠体育盘口 Hillsboro HS

  • Hillwood HS

  • Hume-Fogg Magnet HS

  • Isaac Litton MS

  • J.E. Moss ES

  • J.F. Kennedy MS

  • J.T. Moore MS

  • Julia Green ES

  • Lead Prep Southeast MS

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Lockeland ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Maxwell ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Meigs Magnet MS

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Middle College HS

  • M.L.King Magnet HS

  • Mt. View ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Nashville Classical

  • Nashville School of the Arts

  • Oliver MS

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Overton HS

  • Pennington ES

  • Percy Priest ES

  • Rose Park Magnet MS

  • Ross ELC

  • Ruby Major ES

  • Shayne ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Smith Springs ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Stanford ES STEM

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Prep Academy MS

  • STEM Prep HS

  • Sylvan Park ES

  • Thurgood Marshall MS

  • Waverly Belmont ES

  • West End MS

  • Westmeade ES


Schools that will continue to provide lunch at no-cost

CEP Schools

The following are eligible for the Community Eligibility Provision and therefore will offer lunch at no-cost to all students.

  • Academy at Old Cockrill

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Academy at Opry Mills

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Alex Green ES

  • Amqui ES

  • Antioch MS

  • Apollo MS

  • Bass ALC Bass Transition

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Bellshire Design Center Big Picture HS

  • Brick Church College Prep

  • Cambridge ELC Cameron College Prep

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Cane Ridge ES

  • Carter Lawrence ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Chadwell ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Charlotte Park ES

  • Churchwell ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Cockrill ES Cole ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Cora Howe School

  • Creswell MS of the Arts

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Cumberland ES

  • Dodson ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Donelson MS

  • Dupont ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口DuPont Tyler MS

  • Eagle View ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口East End Prep East

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Nashville Magnet MS

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Fall-Hamilton ES

  • Gateway ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Glencliff HS

  • Glengarry ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Glenview ES

  • Goodlettsville MS

  • Harris-Hillman

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Hattie Cotton ES

  • Haynes MS

  • Haywood ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Hermitage ES

  • Hickman ES

  • Hull-Jackson Montessori

  • Hunters Lane HS

  • Ida B. Wells ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Inglewood ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Ivanetta Davis ELC

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Jere Baxter MS

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Joelton ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口John Early Paideia MS

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Johnson ALC

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Jones Paideia ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口KIPP Academy Nash MS

  • KIPP Collegiate HS

  • Lakeview ES

  • Lead Academy Upper

  • Madison MS

  • Maplewood HS

  • Margaret Allen MS

  • McGavock ES

  • McGavock HS

  • McKissack MS

  • McMurray MS

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Murrell School

  • Napier ES

  • Neely’s Bend College Prep

  • Neely’s Bend ES

  • Norman Binkley ES

  • Old Center ES

  • Paragon Mills ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Park Avenue ES

  • Pearl Cohn HS

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Rosebank ES

  • Shwab ES

  • Stratford STEM HS

  • Stratton ES

  • Thomas Edison ES

  • Tom Joy ES

  • Tulip Grove ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Tusculum ES

  • Two Rivers MS

  • Una ES

  • Warner ES

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Whites Creek HS

  • Whitsitt ES

  • Wright MS


FAQ

 

  • My student is in a non-CEP school. How do I apply for free- and reduced-lunch?

    • Eligible families will apply at the start新皇冠体育盘口 of school if their student is enrolled at a non-CEP school.

    • Students will bring home a paper application the first day or first week of school.

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  • What will lunch cost?

    • Breakfast K-12, no cost

    • Lunch All CEP K-12 schools, breakfast & lunch, no cost

    • All other, non-CEP schools, $3.00

    • Reduced Price cost, $.40

  • What about breakfast?

    • 新皇冠体育盘口ALL schools will continue to provide breakfast at no cost to all students.

  • I send my student to school with lunch everyday and I want to limit my student’s ability to charge food to his/her account. Can I?

    • No. While you can work with your student’s school to limit certain foods (ex: dessert), once a student places food on a tray and checks out, the student will not be denied food and his/her account will be charged.

  • How can I pay for my student’s lunch?

    • 新皇冠体育盘口You may also send a cash or check to your student’s school cafeteria.