College Place students to get free meals regardless of income

College Place HS Stadium (CPPS)

College Place HS Stadium (CPPS)

The College Place School District (CPSD) announced that all students in the K-12 grade will have the opportunity to receive free breakfast and lunch for the 2022-23 school year.

The district announced this on Tuesday, August 23.

All of the district’s 1,550 students have the opportunity, according to information provided by CPSD’s Jim Fry.

The district says it can offer this because it participates in what’s called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. It offers the no-cost option for select school districts that are part of the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs.

College students, Fry said of the district’s release, can participate without their families having to submit a financial eligibility statement.

The CPSD has three schools, Davis Elementary, John Sager Middle School, and College Place High School, that compete at 1A level in the same league as Toppenish, Wapato, Zillah, Royal, Ki-Be, Connell, and others.

According to the OSPI, 50 percent of the students in the district are considered financially disadvantaged, which is one of the main reasons they offer the program.

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