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701 School Lunch Program

Series 700 - Auxiliary Services
School Lunch Program                                   Code No. 701
The school system operates a school lunch program in its schools; it is administered by the Director of Food Services, under the general supervision of the superintendent.
Food services include breakfasts and hot lunches, through participation in the National School Lunch Program, and supplementary foods necessary to meet the school day nutritional needs of students.
Lunch and Food Services Prices
The Board of Directors will set, and periodically review, the prices for school lunches and milk.
School food services are operated on a nonprofit basis, and will comply with all regulations pertaining to health, sanitation, and service of foods.  School food services will meet all state and federal requirements for participation in state and federal programs.
Any sale of food or beverages to students during school hours will be under the supervision of the Director of Food Services.  Any revenue from such sales will be deposited and credited to the food service budget. Any sale of food and beverages outside of the Hot Lunch Program during school hours will be under the supervision of the building principal and will be within the regulations set forth by smart snacks in school and the District Wellness Policy.
All employees, except for food service personnel, will be required to purchase adult-price tickets for meals consumed.
School food service receipts will be used only to pay for regular food service operating costs.  When facilities are used by outside groups or agencies, an adequate fee will be charged, as approved by the Board.  If facilities are used for other than the regular program, the manager will ensure that no supplies provided for the regular program (or by USDA) are used.  The law allows the use of school lunch facilities by non-school organizations.  (See Iowa Code Section 283A.8 and Policy 1004.1)
The Director of Food Services will cooperate with the building principals in all matters essential to the proper functioning of the food service program.  The building principal in each school will be responsible for maintaining proper student discipline.  Food service personnel will be directly responsible to the Director of Food Services and to the building principal.
General Regulations
As required for participation in the National School Lunch Program, the board agrees to the following general regulations:
  1. That a "School Lunch Meal Pattern" type lunch be available to students.
  2. That free or reduced-price lunches be provided to students who cannot afford the price of the "School Lunch Meal Pattern" lunch.
Students will also be permitted to bring their lunches from home and to purchase beverages.  
Adoption: 3-13-89
Review: 7-17-89  7-12-99   04-08-10 12-14-15
Revision: 3-14-94 12-14-15  05-13-10   Code 1004.1
Cross References: Code 701.4;
Legal References:  283A.8; 670-10.1 (257); 670-10.2 (257); AC 10.1;   Code 10.2