COB(LEGAL) - FOOD SERVICES MANAGEMENT: FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE FOOD PROGRAM

School Meals Program

Participate in the national program and extend its benefits to all eligible students in the school or schools; or

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.

Waiver

Education Code 33.901

Summer Nutrition Program

Notice from TDA

Notice to TDA

Required Documentation

Waiver

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:

There are fewer than 100 children in the district currently eligible for the national free or reduced-price lunch program;

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;

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

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

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.

Agriculture Code 12.0029(f); 4 TAC 25.601(d), (e).

Alternate Provider

Midland ISD

COB(LEGAL)-P

UPDATE 108

DATE ISSUED: 5/5/2017