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Public Media Release
Community Eligibility Provision
Effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020
Orangeburg County School District is participating in the Community Eligibility
Provision (CEP) for the 2019-2020 school year. Section 104(a) of the Healthy, Hunger
Free Kids Act of 2010 amended section 11(a)(1) of the Richard B. Russell National
School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1759a(a)(1))(the law) to provide an alternative to
household applications for free and reduced-price meals in local educational agencies
(LEAs) and schools with increased levels of low-income students. This alternative
is referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision. All students enrolled in the
school/district may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge to
them. Families will not have to fill out meal applications.
Breakfast and lunch meals follow the United States Department of Agriculture
(USDA) guidelines for healthy school meals. Please encourage students to participate
in the school meal programs.
You may contact Mrs. Angela Robinson, Food Service Coordinator at (803) 534-8081
for additional information.
Parents or guardians that do not want their child/children to participate in CEP may
wish to discuss this matter with Mrs. Angela Robinson on an informal basis.
Parents wishing to make a formal appeal may make a request either orally or in writing
to Mr. Robert Grant, Chief of Auxiliary Services, 102 Founders Court, Orangeburg,
SC 29115 for a hearing to appeal the decision.
The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application.
You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or
reduced price meals.You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult
household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number
is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food
Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier
for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application
does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child
is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch
and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and
nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors
for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil
rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions
participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on
race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity
in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information
(e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency
(State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have
speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination
Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of
the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 6329992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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