The Gist: Fulton County Schools has opted into the Community Eligibility Provision, a federal program designed to streamline the process of providing free school meals. This change eliminates meal applications, leading to reduced administrative and printing costs and less paperwork for families.
What Is It?: The Community Eligibility Provision, a component of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, funds the provision of healthy meals at schools. By participating, Fulton County Schools can offer students healthy food options on each school day without any cost.
Why It Matters: This shift to the Community Eligibility Provision significantly simplifies the process for families to ensure their children have access to nutritious meals each school day. In addition to the benefits to families, the measure will also reduce Fulton County Schools’ administrative overhead.