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 2022-2023 school year. 

    The following schools are qualified and will operate under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP):

    Crutchfield Elementary

    Dillingham Elementary

    Fairview Elementary

    Fred Douglass Early Childhood Learning Center

    Jefferson Learning Center

    Neblett Elementary

    Perrin Early Childhood Center

    Sory Elementary

    Wakefield Elementary

    Washington Elementary