All Racine Unified School District students will receive free lunches for the next four years, thanks to the expansion of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).
The district announced the news at a district board meeting on Aug. 3. The CEP program allows for districts to serve breakfast and lunch to all enrolled students at no cost. Through CEP, the district would no longer have to collect unpaid lunch fees.
The program was extended for the next four years, meaning all students at all of the RUSD schools will now be able to receive free breakfast and lunch.
In the 2019-2020 school year, 22 schools were a part of the program. For the 2020-2021 school year, all 28 schools will now be included.