School food authorities interested in participating in the Community Eligibility Option (CEO) for one or more schools must complete the following two documents and submit them to Diane Schneider by June 30, 2013. Forms may be faxed to 614-752-7613 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CEO Fact Sheet (PDF)
- CEO Participation Form (Word)
- CEO Eligibility Worksheet (Excel)
LEAS that have elected to participate in CEO for at least one site must notify households of children attending the CEO school(s) of CEO participation in the 2013-2014 school year. LEAs may use this sample household letter to serve as the required notification.
- Sample letter to households in schools/districts participating in CEO. (Word)
This calculator tool allows schools that are considering the Community Eligibility Option (CEO) to calculate their estimated federal reimbursement they will receive as to assess the financial viability of their school meal program under CEO.
Optional form for use by schools to collect household income to determine eligibility for various additional state and federal program benefits that your child(ren)’s school may qualify for other than the school meal programs.
- Ohio Household Income Form (Word)
This document explains the process for schools to determine the data to use in applying for discounts on services received under the E-rate program.
Below is a letter from the US Department of Education to describe the Title One money allocation process for schools opting the CEO.
- Click here to read the CEO Letter for Title One
Community Eligibility Option Presentation
Community Eligibility Option Question and Answers
Agriculture Under Secretary Kevin Concannon announced May 4, 2012 that the District of Columbia, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia were selected to use an innovative option to reduce administrative paperwork and costs, while making it easier for eligible children in low-income communities to receive free meals in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.