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Three Bleckley schools to participate in Community Eligibility Provision.
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Three Bleckley schools to participate in Community Eligibility Provision.

The Bleckley School Nutrition Program announced Wednesday that three schools, Bleckley County Learning Center, Bleckley Primary, and Bleckley Elementary, would be a part of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for 2014-15.  Through CEP the schools will be able to offer free meals to students, eliminating the need to process and distribute meal applications.

Said school nutrition director Dr. Kathy Peavy in a statement “We are very pleased to be able participate in the CEP grant for three of the schools within Bleckley County."

The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 includes the implementation of CEP to insure that every student inlow-income neighborhoods and/or districts can participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) andSchool Breakfast Program (SBP). To qualify, a district or school must have 40 percent or more of its studentseligible for free meals based on direct certification. While Bleckley Middle School and BCHS are not eligible for CEP, both will offer free breakfasts to all students thanks to a different program.  Lunch prices remain the same. Contact Peavy with any questions, 478-934-2821, extension 1400.  You can also email her, kpeavy@bleckley.k12.ga.us 
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