The Gallatin County School District is pleased to announce our participation in the Community Eligibility Provision Program (CEP) once again for the 2018 -2019 school year. This program, part of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, allows our district to provide breakfast, lunch and an afterschool meal to all students at NO CHARGE.
Continued participation in this program requires that our district submit data to the Kentucky Department of Education each year. Part of that documentation is the requirement of the Household Income Verification (HIF) form. The HIF form must be filled out by each household in our district on an annual basis in order for our district to maintain our CEP status. The importance of the HIF form extends beyond the free meals that we offer our students. The data from the HIF form is also used to determine the district’s funding for several programs and/or services that we offer students. Below is a list of the programs that are funded based on the data on the HIF form.
The Family Resource Center
Youth Service Center
Extended School Services (ESS)
Title 1 programs
The network infrastructure
Food Service Department
We understand that the information provided on the HIF form is confidential. I want to assure you that we, as a district, respect your family’s privacy. We have procedures in place to ensure a strict code of confidentiality for our employees.
If you have any questions about the HIF form, you may contact us for additional information.
Thank you for your cooperation and support of the CEP program in the Gallatin County School District.
Michelle Lawrence Martha Sebring
Director of Technology/CIO Director of Food Service