Free and Reduced Lunch Information (now Community Eligibility Provision)

Superintendent Taibi sent a letter to all parents/guardians in August 2016 regarding the Community Eligibility Provision, which will allow all students at Cairo-Durham CSD (K-12) to receive free breakfast and lunch each day during the 2016-2017 school year. 

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a federal program that provides free breakfast and lunch to all students at qualifying school districts, regardless of income. CEP will be replacing the Free and Reduced Lunch Program at Cairo-Durham CSD for the 2016-2017 school year. It will provide free breakfast and lunch to all students at Cairo-Durham CSD, grades K-12, during this pilot year.   


How much does it cost?

All students enrolled at Cairo-Durham CSD are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2016-2017 school year (regardless of income). No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application.

Is there an application?

No application is necessary, however a Household Income Eligibility Form is requested (to be used for reporting purposes and to determine if the district and/or your child(ren) may be eligible to receive additional funding as part of federal programs).

Please return the completed form to Michelle Garcia-Smith at Cairo-Durham Elementary School (if you have questions, you can call Mrs. Garcia-Smith at 518-622-3231, ext. 32230).

Will my child(ren) still need a MySchoolBucks account?

Students receiving free breakfast/lunch through CEP will not need additional funds deposited to MySchoolBucks. 

However, individual student accounts will continue to be maintained through MySchoolBucks, thereby allowing parents/guardians to prepay for additional breakfast/lunch purchases such as à la carte items, snack milk, ice cream, extra snacks, a second lunch, etc. (i.e., items beyond standard breakfast/lunch). 

Who should I contact if I have questions?

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Michelle Garcia-Smith at Cairo-Durham Elementary School, 518-622-3231, extension 32230.