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Newport-Mesa USD |  BP  3551  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Food Service Operations/Cafeteria Fund   

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The Governing Board intends that, insofar as possible, school food services shall be a self-supporting, nonprofit program. To increase cost effectiveness, the Superintendent or designee shall centralize and direct the purchasing of food and supplies, the planning of menus, and the auditing of all food service accounts for the district.

(cf. 3100 - Budget)

(cf. 3300 - Expenditures and Purchases)

(cf. 3311 - Bids)

(cf. 3550 - Food Service/Child Nutrition Program)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all food services administrators and personnel possess appropriate qualifications and receive ongoing professional development related to the effective management and implementation of the district's food services program.

(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)

Meals may be sold to students, district employees, Board members, and employees or members of the fund or association maintaining the cafeteria. (Education Code 38082)

In addition, meals may be sold to other individuals and organizations who are on campus during meal times for a legitimate purpose, such as classroom volunteers, parents/guardians, or student siblings.

The Superintendent or designee shall recommend meal prices for students and nonstudents for approval by the Board. Students who are enrolled in the free or reduced-price meal programs shall receive meals free of charge or at a reduced price in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation.

(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)

Any meals served to nonstudents shall not be subsidized by federal or state reimbursements, food service revenues, or U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities.

Program financial reports shall be presented regularly to the Board.

(cf. 3460 - Financial Reports and Accountability)

Cafeteria Fund

The Superintendent or designee shall establish a cafeteria fund independent of the district's general fund.

The wages, salaries, and benefits of food service employees shall be paid from the cafeteria fund. (Education Code 38103)

Contracts with Outside Services/Providers

With Board approval, the district may enter into a contract with a private company that enables a school to operate a franchise offering fast food items for sale to students. The franchise agreement and food purchases shall be subject to the competitive bidding requirements of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

38080-38086 Cafeteria, establishment and use

38090-38095 Cafeterias, funds and accounts

38100-38103 Cafeterias, allocation of charges

42646 Alternate payroll procedure

45103.5 Contracts for management consulting services; restrictions

49490-49493 School breakfast and lunch programs

49500-49505 School meals

49554 Contract for services

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

113700-114437 California Retail Food Code

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

1751-1769j School lunch programs

1771-1791 Child nutrition, including:

1773 School breakfast program

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 2

255 Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 7

210.1-210.31 National School Lunch Program

220.1-220.21 National School Breakfast Program

250.1-250.70 USDA foods

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MANAGEMENT BULLETINS

USDA-FDP-02-2010 Storage and Inventory Management of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Donated Foods, August 2010

USDA-SNP-01-2008 Clarification for the Use of Alternate Meals in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs; and the Handling of Unpaid Meal Charges, February 2008

00-111 Adult and Sibling Meals in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, July 2000

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

California School Accounting Manual

Food Distribution Program Administrative Manual

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GUIDANCE

FAQs About School Meals

WEB SITES

California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu

California School Nutrition Association: http://www.calsna.org

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service: http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd

Policy NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: September 13, 2011 Costa Mesa, California