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Cedar Hill ISD Child Nutrition Department has announced that beginning in August 2023, Bessie Coleman Middle School, Highlands Elementary School, High Pointe Elementary School, Plummer Elementary School and Waterford Oaks Elementary Schools have qualified for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). 

These participating campuses have been approved to serve Breakfast and Lunch AT NO COST TO ALL STUDENTS. This new approach reduces burdens for families an administrators and ensures that learners receive nutritious meals.

For additional information, please contact:

Cedar Hill ISD - Attn: Beth Gressett, CN Coordinator

972.291.1581 ext. 4095


Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Frequently Asked Questions

What is CEP? Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a USDA program that allows school districts to serve all students in eligible schools a free breakfast and lunch.

When does it start? Participating campuses will offer free breakfast and lunch starting with the first day of school in the 2023-24 school year.

If I have money on my Elementary child’s meal account, should I request a refund? No, you do not have to request a refund. The funds on your child’s account may be used to purchase healthy a la carte snacks or an additional entrée or food item.  Funds on meal accounts will roll over year to year, so you do not need to worry about losing the money on their account.

Can students take more than one meal? One free complete breakfast and lunch will be provided to each student at the participating campuses. Additional meals/entrees or snacks may be purchased.

What if my child wants the entrée or just one item from the breakfast or lunch line? Students at participating campuses must take a complete meal to receive it at no cost. If a student chooses to take only one or two items, they must pay a la carte pricing for those items.