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Washington Parish School System to offer meals Free to all enrolled students

 

The Washington Parish School Board recently voted unanimously to participate in the program known as Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). This program offers both Breakfast and Lunch to all students at no cost to the parents regardless of their economic status. This program was authorized by Congress as a part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 which was phased in over a period of 3 years in selected states. Beginning July 1, 2014 the program was offered nationwide. After much research, the Washington Parish School System decided to begin CEP this 2016/2017 School Year. However, the school system retains the right to leave the program at the end of this school year if it does not meet its needs or interferes with funding received from other sources.
 

CEP erases the differences between rich and poor students by allowing all students regardless of the household’s economic status to receive free meals. Therefore, parents will not be required to complete and submit a Free/Reduced Lunch Application for School Year 2016/2017. Every student automatically qualifies for free meals.

Every student will receive information about CEP either at the School’s Prep day or the first day of school. Parents are encouraged to read the information as well as encourage their students to eat both breakfast and lunch at school. Several schools also offer the after school supper program at no cost to all students. Any questions about CEP can be directed to Marsha D. Newman RDN at the Washington Parish School Board Office.
 

This applies to the first meal received by your student; any extra items MUST BE PAID FOR WHEN YOUR STUDENT RECEIVES THE FOODThere will be NO CHARGING—NO EXCEPTIONS.  If your student just purchases a milk, juice, or water as their beverage with a meal from home, it must be paid for when received.  You can send money to put in your student’s account and it will be debited from the account when an extra purchase is made.  Please make checks to the School’s Lunch account (EX: Enon School Lunch) and put your child’s name or ID number.
 

IF your child has a food allergy or needs to be on a special disease related diet, you MUST provide the school cafeteria with a written and signed order from your child’s physician.  Notes from parents are not accepted. A copy of the diet prescription that the doctor should complete is included in this packet. We are required to use this document for all diet prescriptions, which must be completed and signed by a medical authority. No diet orders on prescription pads will be accepted.  If you sent one last school year, we MUST have a new one each year.  Please make every effort to have this form completed by the child’s physician as soon as possible and return it to the school.

 

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Marsha Newman, Director of Food Services
985-839-7764
Amanda Stafford
Administrative Assistant / Accountant
985-839-7776


 

Meal Program

Federal child nutrition programs provide funds for school districts to offer meals and snacks for eligible students while they are in school, before and after school, and during the summer. These are entitlement programs that enable every eligible student to receive the benefits of good nutrition. Eligibility is determined based on a student’s household income.

 

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The Washington Parish School Board Food Services Team is dedicated to providing a nutritionally, healthy, learning environment for all students, staff and community by serving appetizing, affordable meals in a safe and pleasant dining environment.

CORE VALUES OF OUR DEPARTMENT

  • A commitment to children and students of all ages
  • Quality meal service in all Washington Parish schools
  • School cafeterias as learning labs to reinforce good nutrition for life
  • Friendly, supportive network for other educational groups and the community
  • Professional development and personal growth for all employees

IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Elementary School Menu
  • Middle School Menu
  • High School Menu
  • School Meal Pricing Schedule