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Nassau BOCES is now providing Free Breakfast and Lunch for all students in our Special Education Schools

All students enrolled in Nassau BOCES Special Education schools are now eligible to receive a healthy school breakfast and lunch at no charge, thanks to a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program offered through the New York State Education Department.

The CEP allows schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) located in low-income areas to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students and eliminates the burden of collecting household applications to determine eligibility for school meal programs.

Who benefits? Everyone!

Students have access to free nutritious meals for all students, no stigma, and less time spent in cashier lines and more time to eat nutritious meals.

Parents -- No household application means less paperwork and no worries about lunch accounts.