If your family needs to apply for free and reduced lunch benefits in Fayette County Public Schools you must go ONLINE and sign up.

The 2023-24 school year applications for a student’s free/reduced eligibility are available online.   Even if you are in a CEP School where all students receive free lunch your information is still needed!

The Office of Child Nutrition in Fayette County Public Schools is excited to announce that we will serve 52 Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools in the 2023-24 school year. At these locations, all students will get school meals at no charge, regardless of family income or completion of a form. This year three more sites are now eligible to participate: Brenda Cowan Elementary, Henry Clay High School, and Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.

2023 – 2024 NON CEP Schools

If your child attends one of the remaining 15 schools not covered by CEP, your family can still apply for free/reduced meal assistance based on household income or other federally approved assistance programs. These schools include:

Elementary: Athens-Chilesburg, Cassidy, Clays Mill, Garrett Morgan, Maxwell, Rosa Parks, Stonewall, Veterans Park, and Wellington

Middle: Beaumont, Edythe J. Hayes, Jessie Clark, and SCAPA at Bluegrass

High: Lafayette

Other: STEAM Academy

If you think your family might qualify and you have not yet received an approval letter, please visit Meal Assistance Programs to see more details and to start the process.

CEP Schools:

In these schools ALL students receive free lunch but your information is still needed! Please complete the form online to be counted so schools have an accurate count of needs.

All students get free meals at school.

Elementary: Arlington, Ashland, Booker T. Washington, Breckinridge, Brenda Cowan, Cardinal Valley, Coventry Oak, Deep Springs, Dixie, Garden Springs, Glendover, Harrison, James Lane Allen, Julius Marks, Lansdowne, Liberty, Mary Todd, Meadowthorpe, Millcreek, Northern, Picadome, Russell Cave, Sandersville, Southern, Squires, Tates Creek, William Wells Brown, and Yates

Middle: Bryan Station, Crawford, Leestown, Lexington Traditional Magnet, Morton, Southern, Tates Creek, and Winburn

High: Bryan Station, Frederick Douglass, Henry Clay, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Tates Creek

Other programs: Audrey Grevious Center, Carter G. Woodson Academy, Family Care Center, Fayette County Preschool Center, George Washington Carver STEM Academy for Boys, Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, Opportunity Middle College, Rise STEM Academy for Girls, Success Academy, The Learning Center, and The Stables

All students enrolled in CEP schools will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost throughout this school year. However, it is still important for families to complete an application for non-meal related benefits associated with student free/reduced data. CEP schools call this the Educational Benefits Form. Filling it out helps both the student’s family and the schools. 


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