• File: EFC - FREE AND REDUCED PRICE FOOD SERVICES


    File: EFC

    FREE AND REDUCED PRICE FOOD SERVICES

    The school system will take part in the National School Lunch Program and other food programs that may become available to assure that all children in the schools receive proper nourishment.

    In accordance with guidelines for participation in these programs, and in accordance with the wishes of the Committee, no child who a teacher believes is improperly nourished will be denied a free lunch or other food simply because proper application has not been received from his/her parents or guardians.

    As required by state and federal regulations, the School Committee has approved the policy statement pertaining to eligibility for free milk, free meals, and reduced price meals.

    Legal Refs.:42 USC 1751 et seq, National School Lunch Act

    42 USC 1780, Child Nutrition Act of 1966

    P.L. 89-642, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

    M.G.L. 15:1G, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Advisory Councils to Board; Membership; Duties

    M.G.L 69:1C, Minimum Nutritional Standards for School Food Services; Regulations; Breakfast Programs

    M.G.L. 71:72, Sale of Lunches