With Verification just around the corner, there's a number of things you and your staff can do in your Free & Reduced software to make this process even smoother this school year. In working with our in-house Free & Reduced experts, we've come up with 5 things every district should do now to prepare for the start of Verification:
To CEP, or not to CEP?
That is the question. Whether ‘tis easier to suffer the pains of paper application processing, or to take Community Eligibility against a sea of applications.
CEP is more than just another USDA delivered acronym. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) allows school districts with high poverty rates to easily serve free meals to eligible students. Both breakfast and lunch can be served to all students by removing the need for schools to distribute, collect, and process paper applications.