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Monday, May 11th, 2015

The Community Eligibility Provision also includes significant benefits for schools.  The measure reduces administrative costs because staff no longer collect, certify, or verify school meal applications.  The measure also increases efficiency.  For example, lunch lines move more quickly, helping schools overcome the challenges caused by short lunch periods.

During its debut in Virginia, CEP was implemented in 11 school divisions and 86 schools, serving nearly 42,000 students.  Many more schools, however, were eligible for the option.

Today, the Virginia Department of Education released a new list of schools that qualify for CEP.  Please check the list for schools in your area.

To learn more about how CEP works, visit www.vahungersolutions.org.  The deadline for electing the option is August 31, 2015.

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