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8.42 Free and Reduced Price Meals

8.42 Free and Reduced Price Meals

Chapter 8.00: Auxiliary Services

8.42*

FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS

POLICY

Free or reduced price meals shall be served to all students who are unable to pay the full price of meals and who qualify based on eligibility criteria approved by the School Board.

I. The income Eligibility Guidelines for free or reduced price meals shall be in accordance with the scales provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services based upon income guidelines prescribed by the United States Secretary of Agriculture.

II. Eligibility criteria shall be applicable to all District schools and shall provide that all students from a household meeting the eligibility criteria and attending any District school are offered the same benefits.

III. Procedures for implementing the free and reduced price meal services shall be reviewed annually and shall be in accordance with procedures and guidelines published by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the United States Department of Agriculture.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 1001.42, 1001.43, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 570.98, 570.981, F.S.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES RULES:

5P-1.004

HISTORY: Adopted: 07/14/1998

Revision Date(s):

Formerly: F-25

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