The School Board of Monroe County
Bylaws & Policies
 

8531 - FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS

The School Board recognizes the importance of good nutrition to each student's educational performance.

Children may apply for free or reduced-price meals. Their eligibility shall be determined by the criteria established by the Child Nutrition Program and National School Lunch Act. These criteria are issued annually by the Federal government through the State Department of Education.

The Board designates the Superintendent to determine 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-price 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.

The Superintendent shall prepare and implement the necessary arrangements and procedures for proper operation of this program. Accordingly, the appropriate policy attachments for free and reduced-price meals shall be 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.

Revised 2/22/11