September 17, 2020
Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s),
On August 31, the USDA issued COVID-19 Child Nutrition Response Waiver that allows School Food Authorities to provide free meals to ALL students regardless of economic status through December 31, 2020 OR until the money is exhausted. Cedar Bluffs Public Schools applied for this waiver and on September 15, 2020 we were informed that our waiver had been accepted. Mrs. Caren Clark, our cafeteria manager, should be commended for putting this waiver application together for our school. Moving forward, all students at Cedar Bluffs Public School can receive both breakfast and lunch for free. Any seconds or ala carte items will continue to be charged to your students account.
Furthermore, Cedar Bluffs Public School was approved retroactively to August 12, 2020. If you had previously paid for lunch, your money will be sent back to your lunch fund account to be used after December 31, 2020. Please contact our business manager if you would prefer alternative arrangements be made.
Please continue to fill out free and reduced lunch forms whenever you feel that you may qualify as the school does receive other benefits through this program.
Mr. Ptomey, Superintendent of Schools
Cedar Bluffs Public School