Morrice Area Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

8500 - FOOD SERVICES

The Board of Education shall provide cafeteria facilities in all school facilities where space and facilities permit, and will provide food service for the purchase and consumption of lunch for all students.

The Board shall also provide a breakfast program in accordance with procedures established by the Department of Education.

The food service program shall comply with Federal and State regulations pertaining to the selection, preparation, delivery, consumption, and disposal of food and beverages, including but not limited to the current USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards, as well as to the fiscal management of the program. In addition, as required by law, a food safety program based on the principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system shall be implemented with the intent of preventing food-borne illnesses. For added safety and security, access to the facility and the food stored and prepared therein shall be limited to food service staff and other authorized persons.

Substitutions to the standard meal requirements shall be made, at no additional charge, for students for whom a healthcare provider who has prescriptive authority in the State of Michigan has provided medical certification that the student has a disability which restricts his/her diet, in accordance with the criteria set forth in 7 CFR 15(b). To qualify for such substitutions the medical certification must identify:

 A.the student's disability and the major life activity affected by the disability;

 B.an explanation of why the disability affects the students diet; and

 C.the food(s) to be omitted from the student's diet, and the food or choice of foods that must be substituted (e.g., caloric modifications or use of liquid nutritive formula).

On a case by case basis, substitutions to the standard meal requirements may be made, at no additional charge, for students who are not "disabled persons", but have a signed statement from a qualified medical authority that the student cannot consume certain food items due to medical or other special dietary needs. To qualify for such consideration and substitutions the medical statement must indentify:

 A.the medical or dietary need that restricts the student's diet; and

 B.the food(s) to be omitted from the student's diet and the food(s) or choice of foods that may be substituted.

For non-disabled students who need a nutritional equivalent milk substitute, only a signed request by a parent or guardian is required.

Lunches sold by the school may be purchased by students and staff members and community residents in accordance with administrative guidelines established by the Superintendent.

The operation and supervision of the food services program shall be the responsibility of the Food Service Company and Superintendent. Food services shall be operated on a self-supporting basis with revenue from students, staff, Federal reimbursement, and surplus food. The Board shall assist the program by furnishing available space, initial major equipment, and utensils. Maintenance and replacement of equipment is the responsibility of the program.

A periodic review of the food-service accounts shall be made by the business manager. Any surplus funds from the National School Lunch Program shall be used to reduce the cost of the service to students or to purchase or maintain food service equipment. Surplus funds from a-la-carte foods purchased using funds from the nonprofit food service account must accrue to the nonprofit food service account.

With regard to the operation of the school food service program, the Superintendent shall require:

 A.the maintenance of sanitary, neat premises free from fire and health hazards;

 B.the preparation of food that complies with Federal food safety regulations;

 C.the purchase of foods and supplies in accordance with State and Federal law, USDA regulations, and Board policy (See Policy 1130, Policy 3110, and Policy 4110);

 D.complying with food holds and recalls in accordance with USDA regulations;

 E.the accounting and disposition of food-service funds pursuant to Federal and State law and USDA regulations;

 F.the safekeeping and storage of food and food equipment pursuant to USDA regulations.

No foods or beverages, other than those associated with the District's food-service program, are to be sold during food-service hours. The District shall serve only nutritious food as determined by the Food Service Department in compliance with the current USDA Nutrition Standards for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition guidelines. Foods and beverages unassociated with the food-service program must comply with the current USDA Nutrition Standards for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition guidelines, and may be vended in accordance with Board Policy 8540.

The Superintendent will require that the food service program serve foods in District schools that are wholesome and nutritious and reinforce the concepts taught in the classroom.

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and 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.
M.C.L. 380.1272, 1272a, 1272d et seq.
7 C.F.R. Parts 15b, 127, 210, 215, 220, 225, 226, 240, 245, 3015
42 U.S.C. 1760
OMB Circular No. A87 USDA Smart Snacks in School Food Guidelines
(effective July 1, 2014)
SP 32-2015 Statements Supporting Accommodations for Children with
Disabilities in the Child Nutrition Programs

Revised 3/7/94
Revised 11/94
Revised 10/10/07
Revised 10/12/11
Revised 1/14/15
Revised 1/13/16

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