Free and Reduced Price Meals
FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS
The School Board desires to provide meals of the proper quality and amount for good nutrition to eligible students by participating in the national school breakfast and lunch programs where feasible.
(cf. 5040 – Student Nutrition and Physical Activity)
Eligibility for free or reduce priced meals shall be based on federal regulations. Parents/guardians shall be informed of the district policy and regulations concerning free or reduced priced meals.
All applications and records related to eligibility for the free or reduced price meal program shall be confidential.
(cf. 1340 - Access to District Records)
(cf. 5125 - Student Records)
Children eligible for free or reduce priced meals and milk shall not be treated differently from other children and shall have the same choice of meals or milk that is available to those children who pay the full price. There shall be no overt identification of any of the children by the use of special tokens or tickets or by any other means. The children shall not be required to work for their meals or milk, use a separate dining area or entrance, or consume their meals or milk at a different time.
Nutrition Standards for all Foods Sold in Schools (“Smart Snacks in School”), Vol. 78, No, 125, Part II, Department of Agriculture (2013)
(Legal reference updated 6/2014)
Other Food Sales
The Superintendent or designee may permit food sales by student or adult entities or organizations provided that these sales comply with state and federal regulations, do not impair the food service's ability to be financially sound, and observe appropriate sanitation and safety procedures.
No foods of minimal nutritional value shall be sold in food service areas during breakfast/lunch periods if the school participates in federal breakfast/lunch programs.
The Board believes that all food available at school should contribute to the development of sound nutritional habits and should reflect concern for the health and well-being of our students.
(cf. 1321 - Solicitations of Funds from and by Students)
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM AND SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM; COMPETITIVE FOODS.
(7 2`213 Parts 210.11 and 220.)
KETCHIKAN GATEWAY BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Adoption Date: 10/13/99