COB(LEGAL) - FOOD AND NUTRITION MANAGEMENT: FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS

Claims for Reimbursement

Internal Controls

On-Site Reviews

Record Retention

School Meals Program Options

  1. Participate in the national program and extend its benefits to all eligible students in the school or schools; or
  2. Develop and implement a locally funded program to provide free meals, including breakfast and lunch, to each student eligible for free meals under federal law and reduced-price meals, including breakfast and lunch, to each student eligible for reduced-price meals under federal law, provided that the reduced price may not exceed the maximum allowable rate under federal law.

Free Breakfast

Waiver

Summer Nutrition Program

Notice from TDA

Notice to TDA

Required Documentation

Waiver

  1. The district has worked with the TDA field offices to identify another possible provider for the program in the district, and the district provides documentation, verified by TDA, showing that:
    1. There are fewer than 100 children in the district currently eligible for the national free or reduced-price lunch program;
    2. Transportation to enable district students to participate in the program is an insurmountable obstacle to the district's ability to provide or arrange for the provision of the program despite consultation by the district with public transit providers;
    3. The district is unable to provide or arrange for the provision of a program due to renovation or construction of district facilities and the unavailability of an appropriate alternate provider or site; or
    4. The district is unable to provide or arrange for the provision of a program due to another specified extenuating circumstance and the unavailability of an appropriate alternate provider or site; or
  2. The cost to the district to provide or arrange for provision of a program would be cost-prohibitive, as determined by TDA using the criteria and methodology established by TDA rule.

Alternate Provider

Community Eligibility Provision

  1. Have an identified student percentage of at least 40 percent, as of April 1 of the school year prior to participating in the CEP, unless otherwise specified by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). Individual schools participating in a group may have less than 40 percent identified students, provided that the average identified student percentage for the group is at least 40 percent.
  2. Participate in the NSLP and SBP for the duration of the four-year cycle. Schools that operate on a limited schedule, where it is not operationally feasible to offer both lunch and breakfast, may elect CEP with FNS approval.
  3. Comply with the procedures and requirements specified in 7 C.F.R. 245.9(f)(4) to participate in the CEP.

Boling ISD

COB(LEGAL)-P

UPDATE 112

DATE ISSUED: 12/13/2018