Section E: Support Services
Policy Title: Free and Reduced - Price Food Services
Policy Code: EFC
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The district will participate in the federal child nutrition programs that subsidize provision of breakfast and lunch meals at schools for students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
Any enrolled student in the District whose eligibility for a free or reduced-price meal benefit has been determined may access meal service where the district school meals program is offered.
A parent/guardian may decline to use the subsidized free or reduced-price meal eligibility choosing to pay full price for the meal if free or reduced-price eligibility was determined or reduced-price for the meal if free eligibility was determined.
The National School Lunch Program and its related program regulations determine the method and criteria for free or reduced-price meal benefit eligibility. Free or reduced-price meals are not available until eligibility is determined.
Adopted: August 16, 1960
Revision: January 21, 1969
Revision: April 20, 1971
Revision: August 29, 1972
Revision: October 19, 1976
Revision: November 28, 1989
Revision: September 9, 2008 (numeric to letter format only)
Revision: September 28, 2010
Reviewed: June 11, 2013 [references added]
LEGAL REF.: A.R.S. 15-242, 15-1151, 15-1152, 15-1153, 15-1154, 15-1155, 15-1157, 15-1158, 15-1251
Administrative Regulations, USFR, Section VI, Food Services
Richard B Russell National School Lunch Act 42 U.S.C. 1751, et seq.
Child Nutrition Act of 1966 42 U.S.C. 1771, et seq.