School officials will determine student eligibility based on guidelines established under the national
school lunch program and state and federal law. Eligible students will be provided nutritionally
acceptable meals, snacks and milk free or at a reduced cost if state and federal resources for school
food programs are available. The superintendent or designee may establish rules and procedures
as needed to accomplish this goal.
The criteria for determining a student's need and the procedures for securing free and reduced-cost
lunches for the student will be outlined and published each year by the district. The criteria and
procedures are established at the state and federal level.
The district will establish a school breakfast program or will adopt a resolution requesting a waiver
excusing the district from this requirement, in accordance with law. The resolution, if adopted,
will be filed with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The students who participate in the free or reduced-cost meals program will not be overtly
identified, distinguished or served differently than other students and will have the same choice
of meals or milk as other students. The district may charge all students for à la carte menu items.
The names of students receiving free and reduced-cost meals will be kept confidential and will
only be released to district personnel or persons administering the district's program on a need-to-know basis, in accordance with law.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to review administrative procedures and/or forms for related
information in support of this policy area.
Cross Refs: JO, Student Records
KB, Public Information Program
Legal Refs: §§ 167.201, .211, RSMo.
42 USC § 1751 et seq.
7 CFR Part 210-250
5 CSR 30-680.010, .020, .030, .050, .060, .070
Steelville R-III School District, Steelville, Missouri
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