3542.42 - Food Service - Finance

Policy 3542.42

Business/Non Instructional Operations

Food Service


Food in the school cafeteria shall be sold to patrons of the food service program at such price as will pay the cost of maintaining the program, exclusive of the costs which are made a charge against the funds of the school district according to law and the regulations of the Board of Education.

Meals for Needy Students

Meals for needy students shall be an expense charged to the Cafeteria Fund.

Participation in the National School Lunch Program

Participation in the National School Lunch Program is herewith authorized. Authorization is granted to the Superintendent to act on behalf of the Newtown Board of Education for purposes of participating in the National School Lunch Program.

Food Storage Provisions

Storage of food and supplies shall be done so as to prevent waste, spoilage, pilferage, and the issuance of food and supplies shall be restricted to the purposes of the school food service only.

Approval of Menu Prices

Price changes of all items on the menu shall be submitted to the Board annually for its approval.

Monthly Financial Report

A financial report, current and accumulative, of the operation of the food services program shall be presented monthly to the Director of Business. A complete audit of the operation of the food service program shall be performed annually in accordance with legal requirements and policy 3434.

(cf. 3434 – Periodic Audit)

Legal Reference:    Connecticut General Statutes
            10 215 Lunches, breakfasts and other feeding programs for public school children and employees.
            10 216 Payment of expenses. 
            Title VII, Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. 2000e, et seq. as amended by Title IX, Equal Employment Opportunity Act.
            United States Department of Agriculture 7 C.F.R. 15, re nondiscrimination.

Policy adopted:    April 4, 2017    
NEWTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Newtown, Connecticut

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