Alton Elementary School CEP classification expiring

For the past 4 years, Alton Elementary School has been classified by the Texas Department of Agriculture as a CEP (Community Eligibility Program) campus, providing a free breakfast and lunch daily to all students. CEP classification is granted in 4 year increments, and is based on the campus having more than 62.5% of its students eligible for free and reduced meals. As a result of the Computerized Selection Process implemented by Brenham ISD in the 2016-2017 school year, this percentage has dropped below the threshold and is expiring for the coming school year at Alton Elementary School.

Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, Alton Elementary School will no longer be considered a CEP campus, and will return to regular participation in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. This means that the campus will no longer provide a free breakfast and lunch daily to all students.

Any household seeking meal assistance must complete a free and reduced meal application and be approved to receive meal assistance for the 2018-2019 school year. The application will be available on August 1, 2018, and may be accessed electronically on the BISD Child Nutrition website at or in paper form at the Child Nutrition Office located at 1301 Niebuhr, Brenham, TX 77833.   

A special reminder that fourth grade students at Alton Elementary School who are moving to fifth grade will also need to complete an application in order to receive free and reduced meals at Brenham Middle School.

If you have questions regarding this change, please contact the Brenham ISD Child Nutrition Department at 979-277-3750.