We are pleased to announce that Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School (DLEACS) will be participating in the federal program Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) available to select schools as a part of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.
What does this mean for my student(s) who attend DLEACS? In a CEP school, all students receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch at no cost, regardless of family income.
Why is DLEACS requesting financial information? All families will receive a Family Income Survey. The information you provide by returning the Family Income Survey impacts the funding that our school receives from the state government. The Family Income Survey is used to capture information and ensure the DLEACS receives all of the funding it is entitled to for state educational programs.
How will this information be protected? In keeping with current practices, information that you share will not be made public.
What do I need to do? Please complete the survey when you receive it. Your assistance in helping us maintain our current funding levels is greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions, please contact DLEACS' food service coordinator, Ms. G. at (201) 433-5300 ext. 114. Ms. G also can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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