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Confidentiality

January 26, 2018

Confidentiality

 

The information provided by families on the free and reduced price application will be used only for determining eligibility for meal or milk benefits and verification of eligibility.  Only staff members and organizations carrying out the activities of the School Lunch Act shall have access to this information.

 

The district should use methods of lunch payment systems such as pre-payment to avoid openly identifying children who qualify for free or reduced meals.  Meal cards, tickets, tokens or other methods of payment must not be coded or colored to identify such status.

 

Policy Communication

This policy will be provided to all households at the start of each school year and to households that transfer to the district during the school year.

 

This policy will also be provided annually to all district staff responsible for enforcing the policy including food service professionals.  Staff members such as counselors, school nurses, homeless liaisons, and others assisting students in need should also be informed of the policy.

 

The district will maintain documentation of the annual distribution of this policy.

 

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to implement this policy.

 

Legal Reference:          42 U.S.C. §§ 1751 et seq.

                                    7 C.F.R. §§ 210 et seq.

                                    USDA Unpaid Meal Charges, SP 46-2016, 47-2016 and 57-2016.

                                   

Cross Reference:         504.19 Student Fees

Revised ___June 14, 2017_

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