EFB - Free and Reduced Price Food Services

File:  EFB






            An adequate nutrition program is essential to a child's growth and development and influences higher achievement in school. In the belief that every school age child should have an adequate lunch, the School Board will serve free or reduced price lunches to those eligible children.


            The School Board shall enter into an annual agreement with the State Department of Education for the operation of the school lunch program, which obligates the Buena Vista City Schools to observe the standards and minimum operating requirements established under the National School Lunch Act.


            In accordance with federal law, including the revised regulations of the National School Lunch and the Child Nutrition Acts, the School Board will carry out all statutory requirements, and accepts responsibility for providing free and reduced price meals to children in the schools.


            Any amendments or changes to this policy will be submitted to the State School Lunch Office for approval prior to its effect in the Buena Vista City Schools. When changes occur during the school year, parents, or guardians, and the news media will be notified.


Adopted:        03/22/04





Legal Refs:           42 U.S.C. §§ 1751 et seq., 1771 et seq.


Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, section 22.1-24.


                                8 VAC 20-290-10.



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