Information Hotline for P-EBT Questions

Have a question about P-EBT? Call the P-EBT customer service hotline at 1-800-410-5827or live chat with a specialist by clicking the red tab at the bottom of this page. Support specialists are available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Central Office CNP Contact Information

Child Nutrition Director:
Christina Lee 256-927-3397

Child Nutrition Secretary/Bookkeeper: Pam Flynt 256-927-4609

Health Inspection Scores

Cedar Bluff-98 Centre Elementary-99 Centre Middle School-98 Cherokee County High School-98 Gaylesville-98 Sand Rock-98 Spring Garden-98

Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data for School Meal Programs

School Meal Program sponsors must notify applicants and participants that:

(1) The purpose for collecting race and ethnicity data is to determine how effectively School Meal Programs are reaching potentially eligible students,

(2) Provision of this data is voluntary,

(3) Responses are kept confidential

(4) Responses have no effect on eligibility.

School Breakfast-Starting the Day off Right!

Did you know that every school cafeteria in our system offers a healthy and nutritious breakfast each school day? Schools serve from 7:20 AM until 7:40 AM and offer healthy options to students so that their minds are fueled up for the day’s educational experience. With hot and cold options available, even picky eaters can find something that they enjoy. Breakfast is available through the Seamless Summer Option at no charge to all students! Menus include items such as sausage biscuit or pancakes and each meal includes a fruit, juice, and milk choice. Cereal choices and cereal bars are also available to offer variety. The Child Nutrition Program has been working on creative ways to increase student breakfast participation. At Gaylesville, the entire campus is participating in Breakfast in the Classroom. Manager Debra Parker wanted to try this option to encourage more students to eat breakfast. Administrator Scott Hays has been vital in working with the CNP staff and the program is thriving! Because of their successful implementation and the support of faculty, students, and parents, every student receives a breakfast at no charge regardless of meal eligibility status. Breakfast in the Classroom has been proven to reduce nurse visits, improve behavior, lessen absenteeism and tardiness, and improve test scores. Teachers and students enjoy breakfast together and students do not have to travel to and from the cafeteria. Kuddos to everyone at Gaylesville High School for understanding the importance of a healthy breakfast to start the day! At Sand Rock, CNP Manager Sarah Battles wanted to find a way to get breakfast to the students in the 3rd-6th Grade Building without them having to travel the distance to the cafeteria. With the support of administrator, Mr. Ben East, the Grab and Go Breakfast Program was born! Sarah travels down to the building each day with various Grab and Go options that the students can easily access. Students can eat together outside on nice days and there is a contingency plan that allows them to eat inside if it is cold or rainy. A mobile computer kiosk allows Sarah to record meals and enables students to have access to their meal accounts. Sarah makes sure that a smiling face is the first thing the students see and the program is growing. Back in the cafeteria, the rest of the CNP staff is working hard to get a hot meal in the hands of students who prefer that option. What a great idea to encourage healthy eating habits! Each school in the county has CNP staff who arrive early in order to make sure that our students have access to breakfast and who work hard to find new ways to improve our breakfast program. Various sites have been trying options to best meet the needs of our valuable customers- the students of Cherokee County Schools! We would like to invite students to have breakfast with us and start the day off ready to learn! We would love to see you in the morning…

School Cafeteria Contact Information

Cedar Bluff 256-927-6211 Ext. 213 Lunchroom Manager: Danielle Chandler Staff: Tina Ramsey (Assistant Manager), Kaycee Mize, Amanda Sanford, Deven Aikens, Savana Black, Charles Alexander Centre Elementary 256-927-3302 Ext. 407 Lunchroom Manager: Gayle Hardin Staff: Carol Rosser (Assistant Manager),Elizabeth White, Bilene Enzor, Alloune Wiggins, Claire Proctor, Kenneth Farley Centre Middle 256-927-5656 ext. 607 Lunchroom Manager: Johnnie Holder Staff: Melissa Itson (Assistant Manager), Pat McHan, Lisa Davis, Linda Weaver Cherokee County High 256-927-3625 Ext: 809/816 Lunchroom Manager: Debbie Moon Staff: Jennifer Webb (Assistant Manager), Cindy Kiser, Sheron Hill, Penny McGatha Gaylesville 256-927-1738 Ext. 704 Lunchroom Manager: Debra Parker Staff-Windy Stone (Assistant Manager), Becky VanPelt, Brenda Peek, Lona Beuckens Sand Rock 256-927-1735 Ext. 902 Lunchroom Manager: Sarah Battles Staff: Emilie Thompson (Assistant Manager), Casey Kennedy, Brittany Tinsley, Paige Williams, Rebecca Clanton, Spring Garden 256-927-7045 Ext. 523 Lunchroom Manager: Ginger Harrelson Staff: Amy Twilley (Assistant Manager), Shirley Black, Wendy Young, Lynn Baswell

2023-2024 Public Release for CEP Districts
USDA 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: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form 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;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

***This language was added pursuant to the May 5, 2022, USDA memorandum. However, the inclusion

and applicability of this language is currently under challenge in the matter of The State of Tennessee,

et al. v. USDA, et al., Case No. 3:22-cv-00257, and may be subject to change.

Flow Chart for Accommodating Special Dietary Needs in School Nutrition Programs
Flow Chart for Accommodating Special Dietary Needs in School Nutrition Programs