Chawanakee Unified Announcement of Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Participation for 2022-2023

                                                                                                                                      November 30, 2022
Dear Chawanakee Unified Families, 
We are pleased to inform you that all schools in the Chawanakee Unified School District will be implementing a new program from the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2022-2023 School Year.
Effective, November 27, 2022, all of our schools participate in the CEP program. Our Nutrition Services Teams continue to provide one nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch each day at NO CHARGE for all students enrolled during the 2022-2023 school year.  This communication is a requirement of the CEP program. You, your child, or children will not experience any changes as a result of this transition. 
If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at the Nutrition Services Department (559) 877-6209 Ext. 2021.


Chawankee Unified School District today announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the [National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs] for the 2022-2023 school year. All students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) at the following sites:

Chawanakee Academy 
45077 Road 200, O’Neals CA 93645
Hillside Elementary School 
800 Treasure Hills, Madera CA 93636
Minarets Charter High School 
45077 Road 200, O’Neals CA 93645
Minarets High School
45077 Road 200, O’Neals CA 93645
Mountain Oaks High School 
33030 Road 228, North Fork CA 93646
North Fork Elementary School 
33087 Road 228, North Fork CA 93643
Spring Valley Elementary School 
46655 Road 200, O’Neals CA 93645

For additional information please contact: Jennifer Stanley, Nutrition Services Manager, 46655 Road 200. O’Neals CA 93645 (559) 877-6209  Ext. 2021   Email: [email protected]  
For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, state or local agencies, and their sub-recipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax:
     (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
     [email protected]
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.