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Free or Reduced-Price Meals Eligibility

District students who meet USDA eligibility guidelines will be provided school meals through the School Nutrition Program at no cost or at a reduced price. It is the responsibility of the Manager of the Food and Nutrition Department/designee to determine the eligibility of students for free or reduced-price meals in the School Nutrition Programs in accordance with criteria established by state and federal law. The District recognizes meal benefit information as confidential and will make reasonable efforts to prevent the overt identification of students who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals.

The District shall, at least twice annually, notify all families of the availability and application procedures for free or reduced-price meals.

Families that do not qualify for free or reduced-price meal benefits will pay full price for a student meal.


Legal Reference:
2 U.S.C. §§ 1751 et seq..
7 C.F.R. §§ 210 et seq..
Iowa Code § 283A.
281 I.A.C. 58.

Cross Reference:
Policy 902
Procedure 902.1a

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