Graduate Arkansas School District participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture and is held to a high standard of accountability, good nutrition and safety. Eating breakfast and lunch will enable students to be better prepared to learn in the classroom.
All Students Eat at No Charge
National School Breakfast and Lunch Program
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
The Graduate Arkansas School District is pleased to announce the district's policy for providing meals at NO CHARGE for all students participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program, regardless of eligibility category, during the 2022-2023 school term unless otherwise notified. This is made possible through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Special Assistance Certification and Reimbursement CEP Alternative.
Federal reimbursement for meals is based on the percentage of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, homeless, runaway and migrant students on file for 2020-2021 Base Year for the district. This information is filed and maintained at the school to ensure the strict confidentiality of each document and must remain safely filed for the entirety of the school district's CEP status. The information will be made available only to State and Federal officials for review. All adults, e.g., visitors, teachers, support staff members, and administrators for the district must assume the full cost of the meal which is $2.50 for Breakfast and $4.35 for Lunch.
A medical statement is required when a meal modification that is outside of the USDA Meal Pattern is requested, unless the school obtains written medical verification of the impairment during the IEP/504 Plan process. If a medical statement is needed please click here, have it completed, and return it to the school within 10 days of making a request for meal modifications. Click here for Spanish
Health and Wellness
The health and physical well-being of our students directly affects their ability to learn. Graduate Arkansas would like for you to become a member of our wellness committee and join us in our efforts to improve the school nutrition environment, promote student health and reduce childhood obesity. If you are interested in being a part of our wellness committee, please contact Shelia Bailey at
email@example.com or by calling 501-500-9270.
May 23, 2023 @ 12:30 (VIRTUAL)
Joining info: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89167550150
Tips for Healthy Living
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866)632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.