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September 2017



With the passage of the Health, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the National School Lunch Program now includes a new universal meal program that eliminates the need for household applications for free/reduced meals in high-poverty schools.  This alternative is referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).  To be eligible for this program, schools must meet a minimum level of “identified students” for free meals in the year prior.  


We are pleased to announce that the OESJ Elementary School has been approved for this CEP program for the 2017-2018 school year.  This grant means that all students in the building (PK-6), regardless of their family income level, will receive free breakfast and free lunch. No paperwork needs to be completed and any student who wishes to eat simply reports to the cafeteria line.   


This program does NOT apply to in-classroom snack milk and teachers will send home that information.  Students will still access their meal account with their same student/meal ID#.  Students may continue to place money on account for snacks and ice cream, or may use cash to purchase these type of items.  We hope that your child(ren) will participate in both the breakfast and the lunch.  If you have a question about the food service program, contact Food Service Manager Myra Trumbull at (518) 568-2014, extension 113.


Prices for the 2017 - 2018 school year at the Elementary School are as follows:

  • Breakfast - Free

  • Lunch - Free


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