What is a Title 1 School?
Main qualification: 50% or more of the student population qualifies for free/reduced lunch program. Federal funds are allocated to each Title 1 school by specific formula to be used to enhance instruction and provide additional services to students. Grove Park is currently at 62.1% free/reduce lunch. However, all of our students receive free lunch and breakfast because Grove Park is a CEP school.
CEP stands for community eligibility provision. It means that instead of using free/reduced lunch forms that are sent home, the federal government tells ABSS how many of your students qualify based on governmental assistance that your families receive at home (such as food stamps, etc...) The government then reimburses child nutrition at a certain rate to pay for your students' breakfast and lunch.