FREE & REDUCED PRICE FOOD SERVICES
The Board of Education recognizes that the nutrition of district students is an important factor in their educational progress. The Board therefore shall participate in federally funded school lunch programs, and shall provide free or reduced price food services to qualified district students.
1. Eligibility Determination
Each Building Principal shall make final determinations as to which children in attendance at his/her school are eligible to receive such services.
2. Standards of Eligibility
Any child who is a member of a household whose income is below the New York State Minimum Scale for households of the same number shall be eligible to receive such services.
3. Application Procedures
a. Application forms will be available in the main office of each school building.
b. Completed forms must be submitted to the Building Principal of the school which the student attends prior to any determination of eligibility.
c. The adult responsible for the child will be informed of the Principal's determination within one week of receiving a properly completed application.
4. Provision for Anonymity
Upon approval of the application for free food services, the Building Principal or school nurse will introduce the recipient to the cashier, who will visually acknowledge the student thereafter. All reasonable effort will be extended in protecting the anonymity of the student in accordance with federal regulations governing such programs.
5. Provision for Appeal
Upon written request, the Business Manager will hear appeals of determinations regarding such services in compliance with federal regulations governing the National School Lunch Program.
Cross-ref: 8500, Food Service Management
Ref: National School Lunch Act of 1946, as amended
(42 USC 1751-1760)
Child Nutrition Act of 1966, Public Law 89-642,
80 Stat. 885, as amended
Adoption date: January 1, 1993