Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to inform you that the DeSoto Parish School District will be implementing a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 2020-2021.

What does this mean for you and your children attending DeSoto Parish schools?

Great news for you and your students! All enrolled students of all schools in the district are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2020-2021 school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.

It is stressed that breakfast and lunch meals at no cost are only approved for the 2020-2021 school year. The school system's ability to continue participation will be evaluated on an annual basis.

If we can be of any further assistance, please contact Dr. Nichelle Harris, Child Nutrition Program Supervisor at (318) 872-4115 or .email


Nichelle Harris
Child Nutrition Program Supervisor