The purpose of the school food program shall be to provide nutritional, balanced meals to the students of the school district on a non-profit basis and to utilize the program as an instrument to teach nutrition education.
The school district will operate a school lunch and breakfast program in each attendance center as needed. The school food program services will include meals through participation in the National School Lunch Program and supplementary foods for students during the school day. Students may bring their lunches from home and purchase milk or juice and other incidental items.
The school food service facilities are provided to serve students and employees when school is in session and during school-related activities. They may also be used under the supervision of the head cook for food service to employee groups, parent-teacher meetings, civic organizations meeting for the purpose of better understanding the schools, and senior citizens in accordance with board policy.
The school food program is operated on a nonprofit basis. The revenues of the school food program will be used only for paying the regular operating costs of the school food program. Supplies of the school food program shall only be used for the school food program.
The board will set, and periodically review, the prices for school lunch, breakfast, and special milk programs. It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to make a recommendation regarding the prices of school lunch, breakfast, and milk. Employees, students, and others will be required to purchase tickets to pay for meals consumed.
It is the responsibility of head cooks to administer the program and to cooperate with the superintendent for the proper functioning of the school food program.
Approved: January 18, 1999
Revised/Reviewed: November 25, 2019