The Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) and the Office for Food and Nutrition Programs. All students enrolled at CTEC are eligible for one free breakfast and/or one free lunch daily. Menus are posted in the cafeteria and on the LPVCTEC.org web site.

Students who attend the morning session at CTEC may come to the cafeteria for breakfast between 7:15 AM and 7:45 AM. Lunch is provided to LPVEC Academy students who attend the full day program and CTEC half-day students when lunch is not provided at their sending school.

Students are required to scan their CTEC ID in the cafeteria when taking their food. Any items other than the standard meals will need to be paid for. This includes seconds, extra milk, etc.

Parents/Guardians can put money in an account for their student to eliminate the need for the student to carry cash. This account is for the convenience of the Parents/Guardians and student and is not intended to be a form of invoicing. When setting up a meal account for the student it is expected the Parents/Guardians will follow the guidelines listed below.

  • Parents/Guardians are responsible for keeping positive balances in their student’s account.
  • Parents/guardians may contact the meal coordinator, Ms Gentile, @ JGentile@lpvec.org or call 735-6305 to request account activity, arrange for payment, or request other information.
  • Notices of low balances and negative balances will be sent home at intervals throughout the school year.
  • Negative account balances are expected to be paid in full as soon as possible.
  • All negative balances must be settled prior to the last week of school.
  • All positive balances will be carried over to the next school year. Graduating seniors must close out their accounts before their final day.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at
(800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: Filing a Program Discrimination Complaint as a USDA Customer, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center is an equal opportunity provider.