- Support Services
Food Services Management
File: EF (pdf)
Adopted: prior to 1969
Revised: on the basis of practice: date of manual adoption; August 24, 2004
Associated Regulation: EF-R
FOOD SERVICES MANAGEMENT
In the interest of the health and welfare of all students, it is the intent of the Board of Education that a food service program be provided for those who wish to participate.
The Director of Food Services, under the overall supervision of the Executive Director of Operational Services, shall be responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the necessary mechanics of the Food Services Department. The primary function of the department shall be to provide nutritious meals to students in accordance with guidelines from the state and federal agencies. Sanitation standards shall be met as prescribed by state and local departments of health.
Prices of meals to students and adults shall be determined by the Food Service Department with Colorado Department of Education and BOE approval. The food services program is expected to operate as nearly as possible on a self-supporting basis, without the use of general school revenues except those necessary to provide adequate physical facilities. Free or reduced-price meals shall be available for those students who qualify.
School Meals Programs
The school breakfast and/or lunch program provided in cooperation with the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Program makes it possible to serve well-balanced meals at minimum cost. As required for participation in the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Program, the Board agrees to the following regulations:
- The food service programs be operated on a nonprofit basis.
- A reimbursable lunch be made available for students to meet at least one-third of their daily food requirements.
- Free and reduced-price lunches be provided students who cannot afford to pay the price of the reimbursable lunch.
Students shall be permitted to bring their lunches from home, and may purchase milk or juice at school.
Use of Lunchroom Facilities
All students who choose to use the school lunch facilities are expected to use acceptable table manners. Students unable to demonstrate acceptable manners and proper behavior shall be excluded from the lunch program for a period to be determined by the building principal.
School cafeterias are not open to the general public. However, parents and patrons who occasionally visit the schools at lunch time may be invited by the principal to participate at the regular adult price.
In the interest of health and safety, in order to avoid competition with other local food outlets, and in order to ensure that school facilities will be ready for use for the regular school program, certain restrictions shall be placed upon use of the District's food service facilities for other than regular school purposes.
These restrictions are set forth in the Board's policy regarding community use of school facilities.
Competitive Food Service
In order to avoid competition between the school's nonprofit food service and any food services operated for profit, competitive food services shall be closed for a period beginning one-half hour prior to the first scheduled lunch or breakfast period and remain closed until one-half hour after the last scheduled lunch or breakfast period.
"Competitive food service" shall be defined as any food or beverage service that is separate from the federal/state-reimbursed food service, and is operated for profit by school-approved student organizations.
C.R.S. § 22-32-120
C.R.S. § 22-45-106
EF subcodes (all relate to food services in the schools)
KF, Community Use of School Facilities
End of File: EF