Community Eligibility Provision: What Do I Need to Know? (REPEAT)

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Community Eligibility Provision (CEP):
What do I need to know?
Sunday, March 2, 11:00 am – 12 noon
Speakers:
Linda Campbell, RD, LD
Food Service Director
Perry County School District, KY
Debbie Derico, SNS
Director of Child Nutrition
Marshall County Schools, WV
Cheryl Jones, MBA, SNS
Education and Development Specialist
Georgia Dept. of Education, School Nutrition Program
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CEP Background:
• Formerly known as Community
Eligibility Option (CEO)
• Currently participating:
DC, IL, KY, MI, NY, OH, WV, FL,
GA, MD, MA
• Available nationwide on
July 1, 2014
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Eligibility Requirements:
• High-poverty schools offer free bkfst/lunch to
all students w/o collecting applications
• LEAs must have at least 1 school with 40% or
more “Identified Students” (certified w/o
application)
• CEP can be implemented in 1 school, group of
schools or districtwide.
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Identified Students:
Students certified for free
meals w/o the use of a
household application
– e.g. directly certified with
SNAP, TANF, FDPIR,
categorically eligible –
migrant youth, homeless,
etc.
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CEP Reimbursements
• % Identified Students x 1.6 = % meals reimbursed at
“free” rate. All other meals reimbursed at “paid”
rate
– eg: At a school with 50% Identified Students, 80% of
brkfst/lunches served would be reimbursed at free rate,
20% reimbursed at paid rate (50 x 1.6 = 80)
• CEP schools/LEAs are guaranteed the same
reimbursement rate for 4 years (or a higher rate if
the Identified Student rate increases)
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USDA CEP Calculator:
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Georgia – Preparing for CEP Pilot
• Stakeholders
• Training
• Resources
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Georgia – Evaluation Interview
Follow-Up Questions
• Claim submission for LEAs
• Direct Certification (DC) matching and
increasing percentages
• Reporting of SNAP and TANF on the new FNS
report
• Title 1 allocation concerns
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Georgia – Potential Barriers
• Concerns
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Title 1 free/reduced data
Grants for eligible students
Reporting
Claims
New students
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Georgia – Advantages of CEP
• No paper or web applications
• Cost savings
• No charged meals, charge letters or
alternative meals
• Simplifies meal counting and claiming
• No overt identification
• Increased breakfast and lunch participation
• Improves nutrition to at risk students
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Georgia – CEP Districts
*City and charter school
systems participating in CEP in
the district is identified with a
green box to the right of their
name.
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Linda Campbell, RD, LD
Food Service Director
Perry County School District, KY
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Concerns from Superintendent:
1. Is this a temporary option?
2. Is it financially feasible / is the
worksheet reliable?
3. Will we lose Title I funding?
4. How will we get at risk percentages
for other programs?
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Benefits
1. No charges to try to collect
2. Financial relief for Parents
3. Increased participation,
students eating better
4. No verification
5. Very popular with the
community
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History
• After completion of worksheet and
discussion with Superintendent and Finance
Officer, declined to participate the first year it
was available.
• Started the next year, 2012-2013.
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Participation Profile
• School Year 2011-2012:
– 4,178 enrolled
– 2,590 free, 206 reduced
– Total 2,796 FRP, with 1,887 on direct cert list.
• School Year 2012-2013:
– 4,116 enrolled, 2,335 on direct cert list
• School Year 2013-2014:
– 4,220 enrolled, 2,741 on direct cert. list
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Results
• Lunch Participation
– 2011-2012 participation for lunch was 79%
– 2012-2013 jumped to 84%
– 2013-2014 currently at 89% this year
• Breakfast Participation
– 2011-2012 participation for breakfast was 44%
– 2012-2013 at 75% the first year
– 2013-2014 continues at 75%
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Reimbursement
• October before CEP was $183,418
• First year of implementation: $289,282
• Current year: $310,497
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A la Carte Funds
• 2011-2012: $14,118
• 2012-2013: $26,788
• 2013-2014: $27,212
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CEP Reimbursement Rate
• First year was 90.75% free, with 9.25% paid.
• This year is 100%!
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Debbie Derico, SNS
Director of Child Nutrition
Marshall County Schools, WV
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SY 2013 CEP Participation
WV had 54 Counties with at least 1 CEP eligible
School
35 Counties applied for CEP
283 Schools participated
90,000 students impacted
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Hancock
SY 2013 CEP Counties
Brooke
Ohio
Marshall
Monongalia
Wetzel
Marion
Pleasants
Preston
Dodd- Harrison
ridge
Wood
Cabell
Roane
Putnam
Berkeley
Jefferson
Barbour
Grant
Hardy
Lewis
Upshur
Randolph
Braxton
Pendleton
Webster
Clay
Kanawha
Wayne
Hampshire
Tucker
Cal- Gilmer
houn
Jackson
Mineral
Taylor
Ritchie
Wirt
Mason
Morgan
Tyler
Nicholas
Pocahontas
County Wide
Lincoln
Boone
Fayette
Greenbrier
Mingo
Select Schools
Logan
No eligible CEP schools
Raleigh
Wyoming
McDowell
Summers
Monroe
Mercer
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SY 2014 CEP Participation
WV had 52 Counties with at least 1 CEP eligible
School
39 Counties applied for CEP
335 Schools are participating
> 110,000 students will be impacted
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Hancock
SY 2014 CEP Counties
Brooke
Ohio
Marshall
Monongalia
Wetzel
Marion
Pleasants
Preston
Dodd- Harrison
ridge
Wood
Cabell
Roane
Putnam
Jefferson
Grant
Hardy
Lewis
Upshur
Randolph
Braxton
Pendleton
Webster
Clay
Kanawha
Wayne
Hampshire
Berkeley
Barbour
Tucker
Cal- Gilmer
houn
Jackson
Mineral
Taylor
Ritchie
Wirt
Mason
Morgan
Tyler
Nicholas
Pocahontas
County Wide
Lincoln
Boone
Select Schools
Fayette
Greenbrier
Mingo
Logan
No eligible CEP schools
Raleigh
Wyoming
McDowell
Summers
Monroe
Mercer
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SY 2014
Added 4 Counties in SY 14
( Barbour, Raleigh, Taylor, Upshur)
Added 50 more schools
13 Counties that participated in CEP for SY 13
added schools
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SY 2014/13 CEP Comparisson
School Year 2013
11 Counties- County-wide CEP
School Year 2014
14 Counties- County-wide CEP
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Marshall County, WV CEP
About Our District
• School Enrollment: 4,682
• ADP Lunch: 73%
• ADP Breakfast 57%
• Percent Needy 2012: 51%
• Percent Needy 2014: 56%
• Paid Prices (Before CEP)
Lunch: $1.30
Breakfast: $.95
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Concerns and Recommendations
Financial
Know your data
Current meal prices charged, collection rate, demographics of students eating
are all critical
Can opt out
It’s about the kids!
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Concerns and Recommendations
Claim Percent:
Free: 66%
Paid: 34%
Marshall County Excess
Levy pays $300,0000 for
Breakfast!
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Concerns and Recommendations
Effects on other Programs
Title I & E-Rate
Guidance is available
Plan ahead
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Concerns and Recommendations
Entitlement
Using tax payers funds to pay for meals for
families who can afford them.
Political Impact
Money does stay in the community!
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CEP RESOURCES
• SNA’s CEP Webinar Series:
www.schoolnutrition.org/webinar
– Making the Most of Community Eligibility Provision (under archives)
– Eliminating School Meal Applications (March 26)
– Determining which Schools will be Eligible to Participate in CEP (April 2)
• SNA’s ANC Boston:
www.schoolnutrition.org/ANC
– CEP pre-con and ed sessions
• Links to key USDA and State Materials:
www.frac.org/community-eligibility
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