CEP negatively affecting Columbus Schools’ state funding

CEP negatively affecting Columbus Schools’ state funding

The impact of no longer gathering individual applications includes the loss of over $7 million in state poverty funding for the district.

A quirk in state regulations governing poverty rates and social service funding formulas is costing Columbus City Schools in Ohio more than $7 million, district spokesperson Scott Varner confirms.

The root of the problem is the district’s adoption of the National School Lunch Program’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) in 2014, which automatically qualifies the entire student body for free school meals without gathering individual applications. That move artificially inflate

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