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702.1 - Nutrition Services Program




The district will operate a school lunch and breakfast program in each attendance center under the guidelines of the USDA. The Nutrition Services Program will include breakfast and lunch through participation in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Students may bring their lunches from home and purchase milk or juice and other incidental items.

Nutrition Services facilities are provided to serve students and all school personnel when school is in session and during school-related activities. These facilities may also be used by other groups deemed appropriate and acceptable by the superintendent, or designee, and under the supervision of the Nutrition Services manager. If other groups use school facilities and require the use of kitchen equipment, a Nutrition Services employee must be present. The cost of providing the Nutrition Services employee shall be reimbursed by the group. In addition, a maintenance rental fee may be required as determined by Policy 1004.1 – Community Use of School Buildings, and the related administrative regulations.

The Nutrition Services Program is operated on a nonprofit basis. The revenues of the Nutrition Services Program will be used only for paying the regular operating costs of the Nutrition Services Program. Supplies of the Nutrition Services Program shall only be used for the Nutrition Services Program. The board will set and periodically review the prices for school lunches and breakfast. It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, or designee, to make a recommendation regarding the prices of school lunch, breakfast, and milk. Prices will be determined per USDA regulations in accordance with federal and state laws.

District tax funds may be used to provide necessary physical plant facilities, purchase the equipment necessary for the establishment of Nutrition Services in new or existing buildings, replace major items of equipment, and payment for labor over and above revenue from sale of meals to students and adults. 

The Nutrition Services Program shall be under the direction of a Nutrition Services manager who will establish and maintain a central record system; prepare menus; develop standards; initiate purchasing; recommend personnel for employment, promotion, or dismissal; and conduct in-service training programs.

It shall be the responsibility of the Nutrition Services manager to administer the program and to provide the superintendent and the Board of Education an annual report on the functioning of the Nutrition Services Program.

The district shall comply with all federal and state laws and regulations required for procurement including the selection and evaluation of contractors. The superintendent [or designee] is responsible for developing the administrative process to implement this policy including but not limited to procedures related to suspension and debarment for transactions subject to those requirements.

Adopted: 6/70
Reviewed: 10/12; 11/13
Revised: 10/10; 9/11; 4/15; 4/16; 8/17; 11/18
Related Policy (Code #): 803.1-R2; 1004.1
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): 42 USC §§ 1751 et seq;
7 CFR Pt 210 et seq; 283A; 281 IAC 58