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February 2024

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Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

As of Jan. 2, 2024, all New Hartford Central School District students are automatically eligible for FREE breakfast and lunch.

The district has been approved to operate under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), a federally funded program that allows schools to provide a non-pricing meal service. OHM BOCES Food Service, the district’s school meal program provider, will offer daily breakfast and lunch at no cost to any interested student.

A la carte items such as individual milks, frozen yogurt, baked chips and whole-grain cookies, will still be available for purchase most days in the school cafeterias.

Any balances that remain on student meal accounts can be used for a la carte items this year and in the future.

Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals outside of the CEP are not required to fill out a free/reduced meal application in order to receive free meals beginning Jan. 2.

Household Eligibility Form

The district is still accepting household income eligibility forms, as accurate reporting of demographic information benefits the school district. The quickest and best way to complete the form is by going to www.EzMealApp.com, select New Hartford Central School and follow the prompts. You can also complete a hard copy of the household income eligibility form and return to your school building office or the Food Service Office:

OHM BOCES School Food Service Office
c/o Perry Jr. HS
9499 Weston Rd.
New Hartford, NY 13413.

The district’s participation in the CEP will help ensure all students are provided with tasty, nutritious and fresh food free of charge so that every student is fed and ready to learn.

Download a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)/Provision 2 non-base year Household Income Eligibility Form.

About OHM BOCES School Food Services

The school meal program is operated in each building by the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison (OHM) BOCES Food Service Program. OHM BOCES strives to provide students with tasty, nutritious, fresh, foods that appeal to students and the school community. We have continually exceeded federal and state guidelines for all required nutrients and increased our offerings of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Farm-to-School items and programming are improving our students’ connections to fresh food and resources. The menu balances student preferences, commodity foods, and locally sourced foods that are fresh, fun and encourage students to explore new flavors and new preparations.

Meal Charging and Prohibition Against Meal Shaming

It is the district’s goal to provide students with access to nutritious no-cost or low-cost meals each school day and to ensure that a student whose parent/guardian has unpaid meal charges is not shamed or treated differently than a student whose parent/guardian does not have unpaid meal charges.

Although payment for school meals is typically due at the time of the sale (through a prepaid balance, cash or some other means), the New Hartford Central School District recognizes that at times, students are unable to make this payment for a variety of reasons. The district has established a school meal charge policy to provide clear information about how these situations will be handled, including steps designed to avoid any embarrassment of children.

Board of Education Policies:

Read the Meal Charge and Prohibition Against Meal Shaming Plan from the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES (OHM) Food Service Program.

EZSchoolPay

Each student has their own meal account with an assigned PIN number. Please be sure to help your children learn their PIN, especially if they are new buyers.

To pay for school meals, online prepayments using EZSchoolPay are preferable. Checks made out to OHM BOCES Food Service or cash in a labeled envelope are also options.

Access EZSchoolPay.com to pay for school meals and other school fees.

Download the EZSchoolPay app:

New Hartford CSD ensures that a pupil whose parent or guardian has unpaid school meal fees is not shamed or treated differently than a pupil whose parent or guardian does not have unpaid school meal fees.

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Phone: (315) 738-0848

As of Jan. 2, 2024, all New Hartford Central School District students are automatically eligible for FREE breakfast and lunch.