Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
All Sherman ISD elementary students will now enjoy free breakfast and lunch due to the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The CEP, which was implemented during the 2019-2020 school year, allows campuses to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting free and reduced lunch applications.
The Sherman ISD Food Service Department received approval to provide CEP for four years at Fred Douglass Early Childhood Center, Perrin Early Childhood Center, all SISD elementary campuses, and Jefferson Learning Center. The district will utilize the provision to alleviate the need for free and reduced lunch applications, improve health and wellness for students, and reduce financial stress on families.
In order to ensure that our campus receives the correct amount of funding, we must conduct a survey to collect income eligibility. Because we are a CEP district, we cannot use the same meal application as before; therefore, we have created a simplified form to gather the data. Please click here to complete the socioeconomic form for the 2021-2022 school year.
*Parents, please note that all incoming fifth-grade students will be eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch until September 17. Parents of fifth-graders must complete the free and reduced lunch application in order for students to continue to receive free breakfast and lunch for the remainder of the school year.
The following schools are qualified and will operate under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP):
Fred Douglass Early Childhood Learning Center
Jefferson Learning Center
Perrin Early Childhood Learning Center