SHUTESBURY SCHOOL COMMITTEE FREE AND REDUCED PRICE FOOD SERVICES
The school district will ensure that all children in the schools are offered proper nourishment. The district may take part in the National School Lunch Program and other food programs to achieve this goal. Participation will be coordinated by the Principal and his/her delegate.
In accordance with guidelines for participation in these programs, and in accordance with the wishes of the School Committee, no child who staff believes is improperly nourished will be denied a free lunch or other food simply because proper application has not been received from the parent(s) or guardian(s).
As required by state and federal regulations, the School Committee will approve a policy statement pertaining to eligibility for free milk, free meals, and reduced price meals.
LEGAL REFS.: National School Lunch Act, as amended (42 USC 1751-1760) Child Nutrition Act of 1966, P.L. 89-642, 80 Stat. 885, as amended
M.G.L. 15:1G; 15:1L; 69:1C; 71:72
Note: The complete policy statement adopted by the Committee and reviewed by the Massachusetts Department of Education is on file in the Superintendent's office.
First reading: 06-20-07
Second reading, first vote: 07-11-07
Final vote: 08-15-07
Massachusetts Association of School Committees - 2003