|Manistee Area Schools|
|Bylaws & Policies|
8531 - FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS
The Board of Education recognizes the importance of good nutrition to each student's educational performance.
The Board shall provide needy children with breakfast and lunch at a reduced rate or no charge to the student.
Children, eligible for free or reduced-price meals, shall be determined by the criteria established by the Child Nutrition Program. These criteria are issued annually by the Federal government through the State Department of Education.
The Board designates the Superintendent to determine in accordance with Board standards, the eligibility of students for free and reduced-price meals.
The schools shall annually notify all families of the availability eligibility requirements, and application procedure for free and reduced-priced meals by distributing an application to the family of each student enrolled in the school and shall seek out and apply for such Federal, State, and local funds as may be applied to the District's program of free and reduced-price meals.
M.C.L.A. 380.1272 et seq.
42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.
42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.