Access for All

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and Meal Applications


In January 2022, a presentation was made to the Gregory-Portland ISD School Board revealing that, due to inflation since the last time parents and families had to pay for school meals (2016-17), the cost for student lunch in the 2022-23 school year would be $3.00 for Pre-K – 5th grade and $3.50   for 6th – 12th grade. (In previous years, our district was supported by a federal provision following Hurricane Harvey that covered meal costs for a certain amount of time. That provision is no longer  in place for G-PISD.)

In support of the district’s Balanced Scorecard Priority 1 – Exceptional Student Performance, the G PISD School Board made the decision to approve a recommendation to provide one (1) FREE BREAKFAST and one (1) FREE LUNCH per day to each student during the 2022-23 school year. This $1.2 Million investment was made because our Board understands that when children are fed, they are best prepared for academic success in the classroom. Additionally, the decision supports families as we 

transition away from several years of federally-funded meals. This school year, the Board’s decision to pay for student meals will result in an approximate savings of $1,000 per child for our families.

 Please anticipate the return to the standard practice of paying for student meals after this  2022-23 school year.

In the meantime, please ensure your child arrives at school early to eat breakfast  and also enjoys a nutritious lunch each day this year – courtesy of G-PISD. Thank  you!