Events & Announcements
Starting with the 2017-2018 school year, the Child Nutrition Program (CNP) at IDEA Public Schools will adopt the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The CEP provides free breakfast and lunch to all children, at selected schools, and eliminates the collection of meal applications. This adoption allows CNP to extend free lunch to all children at selected schools. This is in addition to the free breakfast already offered to all students.
IDEA’s philosophy? Healthy bodies mean healthy minds. Financial obstacles should never get in the way of this important principle. This new approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals.
Qualifying schools & Dates
The 26 IDEA qualifying schools for CEP in 2017-2018 are:
IDEA North Mission
IDEA San Juan
IDEA San Benito
IDEA Weslaco Pike
IDEA Monterrey Park
IDEA South Flores
IDEA Bluff Springs
Current IDEA families, if your campus is not on this list, we ask that you please complete the free-and-reduced-lunch (FARM) application online at:
https://www.schoolcafe.com/ or fill out the paper form and drop it off at your campus before the first day of school.
For additional information please contact:
Dalia Peña, CNP Director of Finance and Nutrition
Prospective IDEA families, join us for an educational and healthy 2017-2018 school year. Enrolltoday!