CASD Food Services Director Details New Program

CLEARFIELD – On June 18, the Clearfield Area School District’s board of directors voted to implement the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) food program for the 2018-19 school year.

CEP entitles every student, regardless of family income, to one free breakfast and one free lunch each day, according to Food Services Director Jeff Kavelak.

All current debt must be paid in full as soon as possible, or a current payment agreement must be signed and payments made as scheduled, to avoid being turned over to the collection agency of J.P. Harris Associates of Mechanicsburg.

Letters have been mailed to all parents/guardians of students with current debt to advise them of the new regulations.

If you did not receive a letter but feel your child’s account may have a negative balance, please contact the food service office immediately.

Unpaid debts (unless a new payment agreement is in place) will be turned over to the collection agency on Sept. 17.

Due to all the new provisions and regulations, students must have money in their food accounts or cash if they wish to purchase any items in addition to their free breakfast and lunch.  No credit will be extended, Kavelak said.

If you have any questions regarding the new procedures, please feel free to contact the food service office by calling 814-765-5511, ext. 2700, or send an e-mail to

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