721 - Free or Reduced Cost Meals Eligibility

Students enrolled and attending school in the District, who meet United States Department of Agriculture eligibility guidelines will be provided the school nutrition program services at no cost or at a reduced cost.  The District shall make reasonable efforts to prevent the overt identification of students who are eligible for free and reduced price meals.

The District shall at least twice annually notify all families of the availability, eligibility criteria, and application procedures for free and reduced price meals in accordance with state and federal law.

It is the responsibility of the building principal to determine the eligibility of students for free or reduced price school nutrition programs, in accordance with criteria established by state and federal law.  If District personnel have knowledge of a student who is in need of free or reduced price meals, District personnel shall contact the building principal.

If a student owes money for five or more meals, the building principal may contact the student’s parent or guardian to provide information regarding the application for free or reduced price meals.  The District is encouraged to provide reimbursable meals to students who request reimbursable meals unless the student’s parent or guardian has specifically provided written direction to the District to withhold a meal from the student.

Employees will be required to pay for meals consumed.



REVIEWED: 11/18/2019 - APPROVED 12/03/2019