Community Eligibility Provision

St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools (2022-23)

We are pleased to inform you that St. John The Baptist Parish Public Schools: Garyville Math & Science Magnet, 5th Ward Elementary, Lake Ponchartrain Elementary, West St. John Elementary, East St. John Elementary Preparatory Academy, Emily C. Watkins, Laplace Elementary, West St. John High, John L. Ory Magnet, East St. John High, and  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 2022-2023.

What does this mean for children attending the school(s) identified above?

Great news! All enrolled students of the school sites named above are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2022-2023 school year.

Please feel free to contact our office for any further questions.

Thank you,

Terry Charles,
Child Nutrition Supervisor
985-536-1106, ext. 8119, 8129, or 8116

Non-Discrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:  

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;  

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or  

(3) Email: [email protected].                                                                        This institution is an equal opportunity provider.