FREE AND REDUCED PRICE FOOD SERVICE

The school system will take part in the National School Lunch Pro­gram and other food programs that may become available to assure that all children in the schools receive proper nourishment.
In accordance with guidelines for participation in these programs, and in accordance with the wishes of the Committee, no child who a teacher believes is improperly nourished will be denied a free lunch or other food simply because proper application has not been re­ceived from his parents or guardian.
As required by state and federal regulations, the School Committee will approve a policy statement pertaining to eligibility for free milk, free meals, and reduced price meals.
Adopted: Prior to 2013