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2020-21 Child Nutrition Public Release Statement


WOOD COUNTY SCHOOLS PROVIDE MEALS TO STUDENTS AT NO COST

Wood County Board of Education announces that all Wood County Schools will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2020-21 school year.

Students in Wood County will have the opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch at school at no cost through a program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The CEP was enacted as a result of the Health, Hunger-Free Kids Act and provides universal meal service to children in high-poverty areas.

The CEP serves as an alternative to collecting, approving, and verifying household eligibility applications for free- and reduced- price eligible students in high-poverty Local Education Agencies (LEAs). If at least 40 percent of a school’s students are directly certified for free meal benefits, the entire school qualifies for the option.

All students enrolled in the Wood County School District may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge to them each day of the 2020-21 school year. Meal applications are not required for students attending schools in the Wood County School District.

Please send inquires to:

Wood County Schools
Child Nutrition Program
Attention: Hollie Best
1210 13th Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101

304-420-9631

hbest@k12.wv.us

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.htm... 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.gov .

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.