cses student nutrition

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. -- A dozen Pulaski County Special School District schools have qualified for the Community Eligibility Provision program during the 2022-2023 school year. The program provides meals, regardless of eligibility category, at no charge for all students. Those schools are:

  • Cato Elementary

  • College Station Elementary

  • Crystal Hill Elementary

  • Daisy Bates Elementary

  • Harris Elementary

  • Joe T. Robinson Middle

  • Landmark Elementary

  • Lawson Elementary

  • Mills University Studies High

  • Mills Middle

  • Oak Grove Elementary

  • William Jefferson Clinton Elementary

Meanwhile, applications for the National School Lunch Program allow students to receive free or reduced price school meals. Application forms are available online and at each PCSSD school; the forms can be turned in between July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

Children who are members of a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) household, enrolled in Head Start/Even Start programs, certified as migrant, homeless,or runaway by the District, and foster children are categorically eligible for free meals.

PCSSD will review applications. Parents/guardians who are dissatisfied with the District’s determination may make an appeal to Regena English at 501-234-2301.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

  2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

  3. Email: program.intake@usda.govprogram.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.