The Community Eligibility Provision

    We are pleased to inform you that the Coxsackie-Athens School District will be implementing a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).   This no charge program is available for all students enrolled in the Coxsackie Athens School District during the 2018-19 School Year.

    Meals at no cost are possible because of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.  Each school cafeteria provides a healthy breakfast and lunch each day and we hope you will take advantage of this incredible opportunity. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application.

    In addition to healthy meals, students will also have the opportunity to purchase a variety of snacks and beverages that comply with the “Smart Snack Sold in School” regulation.  Please note that snack items and beverages must be purchased and no charges will be allowed. Students will have the option of paying for snacks as they come through the serving line or pay in advance by depositing money into their My School Bucks account. For more detailed information, please visit www.myschoolbucks.com.  All students will use their 4 digit PIN to access their accounts to purchase snacks and beverages.

    If we can be of any further assistance, please contact Mary DiStefano at 518-731-1821 or distefanom@cacsd.org.


    Healthy School Menus

    "If a sharp mind is the basis for learning, healthful meals are the food for thought.”

    With childhood obesity rates at an all time high, crafting healthy school lunch menus that appeal to kids has never been more important. We offer fresh, interesting and healthy menus that meet USDA nutritional guidelines.


    Recipe Development

    Coxsackie Athens School District menu development process begins with a review of our extensive recipe database with resources from locally grown fruit and vegetables and USDA commodity products.  And coming soon, Farm To School initiatives.

    All menus are created through our USDA-approved nutritional analysis software to make sure that all comply and meet age-appropriate targets for calories, total fat (30% or less) and saturated fat (10% or less). Our nutritional analysis also makes sure that our menus provide the proper levels of protein, vitamins, fiber, minerals, calcium and sodium for our students.


    C-A High School Staff C-A Middle School Staff Coxsackie Elementary Staff EJ Arthur Elementary Staff

    Theresa Carter

    Jade Peterson

    Suzette Warden

    Tiffany Russo

    Sheila Wixon

    Nicole Livingston

    Karen Griffiths

    Kathleen Ashby

    Christina Knight-Morse

    Kelli Chamberlin

    Kimberly Davis


    Stephanie Carter

    Holly Borfitz



     Mary Millett





     Meal Shaming Policy