The Cortland Enlarged City School District is committed to high levels of learning for all students. We strive to provide engaging and equitable learning environments for everyone. In an effort to ensure that all students are afforded an optimal learning environment, the district will provide breakfast and lunch at no cost to all students in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade. Beginning this September, the District will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision of the The Healthy and Hungry Free Kids Act which is a federally-funded program. The savings to our families are significant, as each family will save up to $700 a year for each elementary student in the family. Additional information about this program is enclosed.
A la carte options will still be available for elementary school students which can be purchased using cash or My School Bucks. At the seventh-through-12th grade level, prices will remain the same for the 2017-2018 academic year. We hope to expand the Community Eligibility Provision to all grade levels in the future.
Kim Vile, Business Director at the Cortland Enlarged City School District said, “We are excited to provide breakfast and lunch to every student K-6 at no cost to the student or their family. The research shows student engagement, academic performance, and attendance increases when students nutritional needs are met. By providing open access to meals we are on the right path to provide the tools necessary for our students to be successful. We hope to be able to expand this program to 7-12 students in the future.”
Mike Hoose, Superintendent is pleased that Cortland Enlarged City School District is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, “compliments to our staff for working so hard to bring this to fruition for our families.”
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