The School Board of Miami-Dade County
Bylaws & Policies
Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.


All students determined to be economically needy shall be provided upon request a free or reduced price meal or meals at school. The Superintendent and the Food and Nutrition Director shall determine the eligibility of students for free and reduced-price meals according to Federal, State, and local guidelines and a publicly announced plan applied equitably to all families in the District.

The schools shall annually notify all families of the availability, eligibility requirements, and application procedure for free and reduced-price meals by distributing an application to the family of each student enrolled in the school.

The Superintendent shall make the necessary arrangements to implement this program and ensure that the appropriate policy attachments for free and reduced-price meals or free milk are properly completed and submitted for approval to the School Food Service Division of the State Department of Education by the beginning of each school year.

F.S. 1006.06
42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.
42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.