Series: Series8000     Sub Series: 8500 FOOD SERVICE     Policy Number: 8520
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The District shall participate in federally funded school lunch programs, and shall provide free or reduced price food services to qualified district students.

1. Eligibility Determination

The School Business Official 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 family unit whose income is below the New York State Minimum Scale for family units 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. The Building Principal will then forward the completed forms to the School Business official prior to any determination of eligibility.

c. The adult responsible for the child will be informed of the School Business Official's determination within one week of receiving a properly completed application.

4. Provision for Anonymity

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 School Business Official will hear appeals of determinations regarding such services in compliance with federal regulations governing the National School Lunch Program.

District Reference:

General Reference:

National School Lunch Act of 1946, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1751-1760)
Child Nutrition Act of 1966, Public Law 89-642, 80 Stat. 885, as amended

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