District officials have been working with the appropriate agencies to address concerns regarding the district’s participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) in 2018-19. Fortunately, we have been able to reach an agreement that allows Guilford County Schools to participate in CEP while simultaneously collecting household applications.
This means that effective Monday, Oct. 1, schools that were identified as CEP schools in 2017-18 will be CEP schools in 2018-19. Irving Park Elementary will re-start serving free breakfast and lunch to all students!
While this is good news for Irving Park and GCS, it will only benefit our students long-term if we continue to complete the household applications for free or reduced meals. Please submit your application so that we can take advantage of every available funding source to provide services to students.