Ogden School District to Provide No Cost Meals to All Students For the Remainder of the 2022-2023 School Year
OGDEN, Utah – Nov. 2, 2022 – The Ogden School District Child Nutrition Department is pleased to announce that effective November 2, 2022 through the remainder of the school year, all breakfasts and lunches served to all of our students will be free of charge. The Child Nutrition Department has elected to use available State Reimbursement funding to cover the costs of the meals for the remainder of the school year for students who do not financially qualify for free school meals. We hope this decision will benefit families by easing the financial burden of paying for school meals.
Please note this is for the 2022-23 school year only. Parents will need to plan on submitting a free & reduced meals application or pay for school meals for the 2023-2024 school year. The Ogden School District Child Nutrition Department will re-evaluate the opportunity to offer meals at no cost to all students in the future, based on available funding.
This news builds upon the announcement made on August 19, 2022 that eight of the 18 schools in Ogden School District had qualified for inclusion in the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, which provides funding for school meals in school communities with high rates of poverty.
Bonneville Elementary, Heritage Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, James Madison Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Odyssey Elementary, Mound Fort Jr. High and George Washington High School are the schools that had already qualified for the federal CEP funding during the 2022-2023 school year. Now, Ogden School District has ensured that students at all other District schools will receive no cost meals for the remainder of the school year.
For more information, contact Jer Bates, Director of Communications or visit www.ogdensd.org.