Community Eligibility Provision
In September 2019, the Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) implemented the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) - a program that allows schools with high numbers of low-income children to serve breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge without collecting school-meal-benefit applications. Students that attend a qualifying school (see 2019-2020 schools below) do not need to submit a Free and Reduced Meal Application to receive free meals. However, all households should still complete a Free and Reduced Meal Application in order to waive school fees and support educational funding for the classroom and school.
- Benefits of CEP
- Well-fed students are better prepared to learn, which boosts academic performance.
- Increased meal participation, especially breakfast, means all students can receive healthy school meals, regardless of income.
To learn more about the Community Eligibility Provision visit dpi.wi.gov/school-nutrition/special-provision-options/community-eligibility-provision.
2019-2020 CEP Schools
During the 2019-2020 school year, 12 Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) schools will be serving breakfast and lunch at no charge to students as part of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). This program is being offered while the District continues to participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for School Year. For additional information on the District's participation in the CEP program, please contact the OASD Food Service Department.
OASD schools that will be serving free meals to all students in the 2019-2020 school year are:
- Emmeline Cook Elementary
- Franklin Elementary
- Jefferson Elementary
- Merrill Elementary
- Oaklawn Elementary
- Read Elementary
- Roosevelt Elementary
- Shapiro STEM Academy
- Washington Elementary
- Webster Stanley Elementary
- Merrill Middle
- Webster Stanley Middle
NOTE: Students must choose a complete breakfast and lunch to receive meals at no cost. Those who choose a milk-only or any a la carte items will be charged. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture federal guidelines, a complete breakfast and lunch consists of choosing at least ½ cup of fruits or vegetables with the meal. Meals without fruits or vegetables will be charged at a la carte prices.
Free and Reduced Meal Application
IMPORTANT: All OASD families are strongly encouraged to complete a Free and Reduced Meal Application. Only by completing an application are families eligible to receive additional benefits including reduced or waived school/student fees. In addition to school benefits, there may be other promotions and waived fees available within the community, such as reduced cost technology access. This information also helps determine the federal funds available for your child’s school and classroom. If you have not submitted an application for the 2019-20 school year, there is still time! The Free and Reduced Meal Application can be completed online via the Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal. See Free and Reduced Meals for more information or CLICK HERE to log in to your IC account. All information is kept confidential and private.