Media Release

All schools in the division will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as implemented under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  Enrolled students will be provided a nutritious meal for breakfast and lunch each day at no charge to the household.  Households will not be required to submit a meal application form to receive meals at no charge. The following link will open the full document: http://cafe.blogs.ccps.us/document-library/.

Back to School Meal Service

Good afternoon, CCPS families! The School Nutrition Department is pleased to announce the 20-21 plans for providing back to school meals to all students. Under the current VIRTUAL+ return to learn model, the school division has been approved to provide meals free of charge to all CCPS students. Students eligible to attend in person (select SPED, English Language Learners, and no Internet access) will receive breakfast and lunch in school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. These students will also receive bagged meals on Tuesday for at home use on Wednesday.Students learning remotely from home can pick up meals each week on Wednesday. Pickup sites will be located at BGES, LCES, MES & CMS from 7:30-9:30 AM and 10:30 AM-12:30 PM daily. To support working families, CCPS will also offer a PM pick up at CHS from 4:00-6:00 PM. Remote learners will receive 10 meals (5 breakfasts and 5 lunches) every Wednesday. We look forward to providing this valuable service to all of our Caroline families! #OneCaroline

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Applications for Free/Reduced Meals

Whether your child is a new or returning student, families who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals must apply at the beginning of each school year.

  • New to our school? Don’t wait! Meal benefits do not begin until the day the application is processed and approved. This means that your child must pay for meals at the full price until we receive and approve your application.
  • Returning students – meal benefits from last year will expire on the 30th school day. The account will then automatically change and your child is responsible for paying meals. To avoid interruption of meal benefits, please submit your meal application as soon as possible.  

You may download an application from our document library

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you may apply online at www.myschoolapps.com.

Media Release 2019-2020

               POLICY FOR PROVIDING FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS

  July 1, 2019

Caroline County Public Schools today announced its policy for providing free or reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch, and/or School Breakfast Programs.  Each school and/or central school nutrition office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

Household size and income will be used to determine eligibility for free or reduced price meal benefits.  Children from households whose income is at or below the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines, shown in the chart below, may be eligible for either free or reduced price meals.  Children who are members of households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly the Food Stamp Program) or who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) may be automatically eligible for free meals.  Children who are homeless, migrant, or runaway may also be automatically eligible for free meals.  Foster children, who are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court, are eligible for free meals regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside.  Children who are members of households participating in WIC may also be eligible for free or reduced-price meals based on the household’s income.

  Household  Size Maximum Household Income  For Free Meals Household Income  For Reduced Price Meals
  1 $16,237 $16,237.01 – $23,107
  2 $21,983 $21,983.01 – $31,284
  3 $27,729 $27,729.01 – $39,461
  4 $33,475 $33,475.01 – $47,638
  5 $39,221 $39,221.01 – $55,815
  6 $44,967 $44,967.01 – $63,992
  7 $50,713 $50,713.01 – $72,169
  8 $56,459 $56,459.01 – $80,346
  For Each Additional Family Member – ADD $5,746 $8,177

Application forms are being distributed to all households with a letter informing households of the availability of free or reduced price meals for their children.  Applications are also available at the principal’s office in each school and at the central office.  To apply for free or reduced price meals, households must only fill out one application per household and return it to the school division.  Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year.  The information households provide on the application will be used for determining eligibility and verification of data.  Applications may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program officials.  For school officials to determine eligibility for free or reduced price benefits, households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) only have to list their child(ren)’s name and SNAP or TANF case number and an adult household member must sign the application.  Households who do not list a SNAP or TANF case number, including WIC households, must list the names of all household members, the amount and frequency of the income received by each household member, and the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application.  If the household member does not have a social security number, the household member must indicate that a social security number is not available.  The application must be signed by an adult household member in order to be approved.

Under the provisions of the free and reduced price meal policy, Ellen Stephens                                           will review applications and determine eligibility.  An application for free or reduced price meals cannot be approved unless it is complete.  Households dissatisfied with the ruling of the eligibility determining official may wish to discuss the decision with the official on an informal basis.  Households wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either verbally or in writing to:

Herbert T. Monroe, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent

E-mail: hmonroe@ccps.us

16261 Richmond Turnpike

Bowling Green, VA 22427

804-633-5088

Households may apply for free or reduced price meals at any time during the school year.  If a household is not eligible now but has a change, such as a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, becomes unemployed or qualifies for SNAP or TANF, the household should contact the school for an application.  Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines.

Households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly the Food Stamp Program) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) may not have to complete an application for free or reduced price student meals.  School officials will determine eligibility for free meals based on documentation, obtained directly from the Virginia Department of Social Services, that a child is a member of a household currently receiving SNAP or TANF.  School officials will notify these households in writing of their eligibility.  Households who are notified of their eligibility, but who do not want their children to receive free meals, must contact the school.  SNAP and TANF households must complete an application if they are not notified in writing of their automatic eligibility within the first 10 days of the new school year.

Join Our Team

Do you have children in school? We have the perfect job for you!! We are hiring substitute food service technicians, AKA Lunch Ladies ☺.

. Cash handling experience preferred.

  • Flexible hours
  • Summers and holidays off
  • No nights or weekends
  • Snow days off
  • On the job training
  • Apply online using this link: APPLY HERE

For more information contact Ellen Stephens at 804-633-6732 option 1 or estephens@ccps.us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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