COB(LOCAL) - FOOD AND NUTRITION MANAGEMENT: FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS
Community Eligibility Provision
With funds from the federal community eligibility provision (CEP), the District shall provide regular meal service to students at no cost, as authorized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). [See COB(LEGAL)]
The District shall provide a hearing process in compliance with USDA requirements for disputes about a student's eligibility for free or reduced-price meal programs. A parent or student may appeal the decision of the hearing official in accordance with FNG(LOCAL).
Civil Rights Complaints
A person alleging discrimination in school meal programs based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability shall be informed of the procedures and right to file a complaint with the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Food and Nutrition office and the USDA. Complaints received by District personnel shall be forwarded to TDA.