Community Eligibility Provision

  • In SY24-25, Durham Public Schools is moving forward with district-wide Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which is a federal program that provides breakfast and lunch free of charge to ALL students regardless of family income. No Free and Reduced Price Lunch paperwork is collected. Everyone is invited to the table to share good food and conversation.

    And for us, CEP is just the beginning of the conversation about where DPS school food is headed. For a taste, check out the latest from the National Farm to School Network about what CEP can lead to.

Pizza share
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What will families have to pay each year for school breakfast and lunch?
      • $0
    2. What does this mean for Title 1 funding?
      • Our partners in Title 1 will continue to serve the needs of our highest need schools, students and families. Contact Title 1 for additional information.
    3. What does this mean for college exam fee waivers?
      • Alternative measures are used to determine college exam fee waiver eligibility including federal program participation like SNAP and TANF, foster care, those currently unhoused, and more. The College Board has more information located here.

    As more questions are asked, we will continue to update the FAQs here.