In the spring of 2020, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved P-EBT to allow families of Kentucky students to receive money for groceries to replace meals missed at school due to distance learning during the pandemic.
In September, the USDA approved Kentucky to provide P-EBT for August and September 2020. Students were eligible based on school days spent distance learning in August and September due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The amount on the P-EBT cards that McCracken County Schools families received in November was incorrect. This prompted our school district to submit updated information to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services regarding the number of virtual days each student in the district was eligible for.
Each student in the district that had five consecutive days or more of virtual instruction during August and September will receive additional funds on their P-EBT cards in January. The funds will be added to the card that includes the student’s name that was received in November. Students will receive $5.86 per eligible school day in August and September. The total amount received will vary for each family.
McCracken County Schools is not responsible for issuing these cards. If you need to replace the card received in November call, 888-979-9949. If you have not received a card, call 855-306-8959 and choose the ‘food benefits’ option.