EFC – Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Policy

The ConVal School Board recognizes that adequate nutrition is essential to the development, health, and learning of all students. The Superintendent or designee shall facilitate and encourage the participation of students from low-income families in the district’s food service program.

The district shall provide at least one nutritionally adequate meal each school day, free of charge or at a reduced price, for students whose families meet federal eligibility criteria.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that meals provided through the free and reduced-price meal program meet applicable state and/or federal nutritional standards in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation.

The Board shall approve, a plan that ensures that students eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals and milk are not treated differently from other students.

Determination of eligibility is made by the Business Administrator in accordance with all applicable law. Appeal of the decision may be made to the Superintendent.

Confidentiality/Release of Records
All applications and records related to eligibility for the free and reduced-price meal program shall be confidential except as provided by law.
The Board authorizes designated employees to use individual records pertaining to student eligibility for any free and reduced-price meal program for the purposes of:

1. Disaggregation of academic achievement data.
2. Identification of students eligible for school choice and supplemental educational services in any school identified for program improvement under  Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act.

Legal References:
42 U.S.C. §1751 et seq., National School Lunch Act

Category: O

1st Read: March 6, 2018
2nd Read: March 20, 2018
Adopted: March 20, 2018