Changes to Free Lunch Program for Nine CPS Schools
During the pandemic, free breakfast and lunch meals were provided to all students regardless of income verification.
For Fall 2022, breakfast will continue to be provided at no cost to all students, but expired federal waivers as of July 1, 2022 will require parents/guardians with children attending nine CPS schools to complete a Meal & Educational Benefits Application to qualify for free lunch:
Clark Montessori High School
Clifton Area Neighborhood School
Fairview-Clifton German Language School
Hyde Park School
Sands Montessori School
School for Creative and Performing Arts
Spencer Center for Gifted and Exceptional Students
Walnut Hills High School
Paid meals will be $1.75 at elementary schools and $2.00 at secondary schools.
Parents/guardians at these nine schools may access and fill out the online application available on the CPS webpage or complete a paper application at your child's school.
For more information about our Student Dining Services and Free and Reduced Meal programs, please visit: