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Free And Reduced Price Meals   

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The district's plan for students receiving free or reduced price meals shall set forth the following conditions: (Education Code 49557)

1. The names of the students shall not be published, posted, or announced in any manner, or used for any other purpose other than the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs unless otherwise provided by law.

2. There shall be no overt identification of any of the students by the use of special tokens or tickets or by any other means.

3. The students shall not be required to work for their meals or milk.

4. The students shall not be required to use a separate dining area, go through a separate entrance, or consume their meals or milk at a different time.

5. When more than one lunch, breakfast or type of milk is offered, the students shall have the same choice of meals or milk as is available to those students who pay the full price.

This plan shall be submitted to the California Department of Education for approval. (Education Code 49557)

Applications and Records

An application form for free or reduced price meals shall be distributed to all parents/guardians at the beginning of each school year, together with information about eligibility standards, application procedures and appeal procedures. This form and information shall also be provided whenever a new student is enrolled. (Education Code 49520, 48980)

(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)

Applications for free or reduced price meal programs shall be available to students at all times during the regular school day and shall contain the following statements: (Education Code 49557)

1. Applications for free or reduced price meals may be submitted at any time during a school day.

2. Children participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs will not be overtly identified by the use of special tokens, special tickets, special serving lines, separate entrances, separate dining areas, or by any other means.

All applications and records related to eligibility for the free or reduced price meal program shall be confidential. They shall be open to examination only for purposes of this program or for any investigation, prosecution, or criminal or civil proceeding conducted in connection with the administration of any free and reduced price meal program. (Education Code 49558)

In accordance with Board policy, the Superintendent or designee may use individual records pertaining to student participation in the free or reduced price meal program solely for the purpose of disaggregation of academic achievement data or to identify pupils eligible for public school choice and supplemental educational services pursuant to the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (P.L. 107-110)

The Board of Trustees designates the following district employees to use individual records pertaining to student participation in the free or reduced price meal program for the purpose of disaggregation of academic achievement data or for the identification of students in any program improvement school eligible for school choice and supplemental educational services pursuant to 20 USC 6316:

Director of Student Services or designee

Director of Food Services or designee

Administrative Technology Specialist

Principal or designee

Title One Coordinator

In using the records for such purposes, the following conditions shall be satisfied: (Education Code 49558)

1. No individual indicators of participation in the free or reduced price meal program shall be maintained in the permanent records of any student if not otherwise allowed by law.

(cf. 5125 - Student Records)

2. Information regarding individual student participation in the free or reduced price meal program shall not be publicly released.

(cf. 4119.23/4219.23/4319.23 - Unauthorized Release of Confidential/Privileged Information)

3. All other confidentiality provisions required by law shall be met.

4. Information collected regarding individual students certified to participate in the free or reduced price meal program shall be destroyed when no longer needed for its intended purpose.

Regulation TAMALPAIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

Approved: May 12, 1998 Larkspur, California

Revised: April 4, 2006