Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

  • Starting in the 2024-25 school year, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District is able to provide free meals for students at 10 of the district's 16 schools through the State of Oregon's Community Eligibility Provision

    Eligible schools are determined by the State's eligibility determination process. Schools qualify if at least 25% of students are directly certified or otherwise identified for free meals through State channels such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The 10 schools currently participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) will offer breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students in the meal line at the 10 schools. The district is hopeful that it will be able to offer free meals through CEP or other state/federal funding programs to all West Linn-Wilsonville schools in future years.

    Students who are NOT enrolled in a CEP school but qualify for free or reduced lunch can continue to receive free meals by filling out the free and reduced lunch application at any WLWV school.

    Schools that are eligible for CEP will provide free meals starting in the 2024-25 school year without needing to submit a free and reduced application. Eligible schools include:

    • Boeckman Creek Primary
    • Boones Ferry Primary
    • Cedaroak Park Primary
    • Lowrie Primary
    • Sunset Primary
    • Willamette Primary
    • Inza Wood Middle
    • Meridian Creek Middle
    • Riverside High
    • Wilsonville High

    Please find answers to frequently asked questions below. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Community Eligible Provision (CEP)?

  • Why was our district not participating in CEP in the past?

  • Who is eligible for free meals?

  • Why aren't all schools participating in CEP?

  • My student's school isn't part of CEP. How do I apply for free and reduced lunch?

  • Do I need to apply to get free meals for my student?

  • Can students have more than one meal if they are still hungry?

  • What if a student just wants the entrée or a milk? Can't they just get that for free?

  • Can a student still get a school meal if they brought a meal from home?

  • If meals are free, why does my student have a negative balance on their account?

  • My student has a positive balance on their account. What can I do?

  • What if my student is enrolled in the online academy? Can they receive free meals?