GCS Will Drop Community Eligibility Provision

July 17, 2018 – Starting this school year, Guilford County Schools will no longer participate in a federal program that certifies all students in an entire school as eligible for free breakfast and lunch. Instead, students will need to apply to receive free- or reduced-price meals. 

The change was made to give to district leaders a more precise indicator of student poverty. Students qualify for free- or reduced-price meals using a