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Free Lunch and Breakfast for All Students

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) allows schools to provide free breakfast and lunch to students, regardless of income.


How did McMillian become a CEP school?


To be eligible to operate CEP, a school or a group of schools within a district must have an Identified Student Percentage (ISP) of 40% or higher. To calculate ISP, a school must count all of the students who are categorically eligible for free school meals and divide by total student enrollment.


Students are considered categorically eligible if they are:

  • Enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or receive an extended eligibility because they live in a household where another student is enrolled in one of these programs.
  • Students that are homeless, migrant or in foster care are also considered categorically eligible.


This provision allows us to serve all students free meals without the burden of collecting household free and reduced applications.


This is big news and we are excited to provide school meals to students that are enrolled at McMillan Elementary. Please join us for breakfast and lunch!