- Meet the nutritional needs of a diverse student population, including special ethnic, cultural, and dietary needs.
- Serve all students in a courteous and respectful manner.
- Promote positive health and wellness messages during serving and dining.
- Operate as a cost effective, self-supporting business, accountable to Federal, State, and local regulations.
- Establish regular communication between the program staff, school administrators, parents, and students.
- The Superintendent shall develop procedures to ensure that students who have reached their charge limit for lunches shall not be denied a regular meal.
- Administrative Supervision
The Superintendent shall provide for adequate supervision and administration of the food service program in order to produce an efficient and effective nutritional operation.
- Principal Supervision
The principal shall have the following responsibilities:
a. Comply with Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and the School Board's policies.
b. Ensure that student nutrition staff is following standard operating procedures and Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and Board policies.
c. Promote the integration of nutrition activities in classroom instruction and other school-based learning experiences.
d. Schedule breakfast and lunch meals times for students that will result in the greatest participation at meals, that allow for adequate time to eat, and will not interfere with other school activities.
- Student Nutrition Services Manager
The manager shall use the District's standard operating procedures to direct the daily operation of the school's student nutrition program and shall be responsible for following Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and Board policies.
- Student Nutrition Staff
Additional personnel shall be employed in accordance with established procedures and job classifications.
- Participation in the National School Lunch Program
It is the intent of the Board to participate in the National School Lunch Program and the Summer Food Program to offer free or reduced-price breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and summer meals in accordance with the United States Department of Agriculture guidelines.
- Universal-Free School Breakfast Program
It is the intent of the Board to offer a free breakfast for all students in order to prepare them to be successful in the classroom, provided that funding remains available.
Those persons who apply for free or reduced-price meals shall be approved in accordance with criteria established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- Identification of Students
The eligibility status of students receiving free or reduced-price meals shall be safeguarded and kept confidential.