Public Media Release: Community Eligibility Provision
Horizon Science Academy Denison Elementary School will be participating in the Community Eligibility for the 2017-2018 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 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 your school’s Director for additional information. Parents or guardians that do not want their child/children to participate to CEP may wish to discuss this matter with the director, on an informal basis.
Parents wishing to make a formal appeal may make a request for a hearing to appeal the decision either orally or in writing to the director, Horizon Science Academy Denison Elementary School whose address is:
Horizon Science Academy Denison Elementary School
2261 Columbus Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.