Regulations Manual

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Administrative Regulations Manual & Procedures

Under Policy Governance®, within the directives and limitation listed in the Board Governance Policies, the Board delegates the development and implementation of Administrative Regulations and procedures to the Superintendent and staff, except in regard to issues for which they are mandated by law to take direct action. A comprehensive review and revision of all District policies and procedures was completed between August and December 2015, and the conversion to an Administrative Regulations Manual was completed on February 1, 2016.

Regulations establish legal records and standards of conduct for the school district. Regulations can provide a bridge between the School Board's philosophy and goals and the everyday administration of programs.

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Nutrition and Food Services - 6701

Code: 6701

Adopted: 12/11/1996

Last Revised Date: 1/18/2006

Related Procedures:

Food Services Program

The District supports the philosophy of the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs and shall provide wholesome and nutritious meals for children in the District’s schools that meet the nutritional standards required by state and federal school breakfast and lunch programs. The superintendent/designee shall administer the food services program, provided that any decision to enter into a contract with a private food service agency shall require the approval of the board. Expenditures for food supplies shall not exceed the estimated revenues.

Because of the potential liability of the District, the food services program shall not accept donations of food other than as provided in this Regulation without the expressed approval of the board. Should the board approve a food donation, the superintendent shall establish inspection and handling procedures for the food and determine that the provisions of all state and local laws have been met before selling the food as part of the school lunch menu.

Food services employees shall be required to meet all state and federal standards pertaining to food preparation, storage, serving and handling.

Free and Reduced-Price Food Services

The District shall provide free and reduced price lunches and milk to students according to the terms of the National School Lunch Program and the laws, rules and regulations of the state. The District shall inform parents of the eligibility standards for free or reduced-price lunches. Reasonable efforts shall be made to protect the identity of students receiving such lunches. A parent has the right to appeal any decision with respect to his/her application for free or reduced price food services to the superintendent or designee.

The District may establish a program whereby school lunches may be provided to anyone other than students of the District at the greatest price charged any student plus an amount representing the portion of the lunch cost paid for from state and federal assistance (cash and food).

Surplus Commodities

The District shall use food commodities made available under the Federal Food Commodity Program for school menus.

Legal References:

  • RCW 28A.235 Food Services
  • RCW 28A.235.120 Meal programs – Establishment and operation – Personnel - Agreements
  • RCW 28A.235.130 Milk for children at school expense
  • RCW 28A.623.020 Nonprofit meal program for elderly — Authorized — Restrictions
  • RCW 69.04 Intrastate Commerce in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics
  • RCW 69.06.010 Food and beverage service worker’s permit – Filing, duration – Minimum training requirements
  • RCW 69.06.020 Permit exclusive and valid throughout state — Fee
  • RCW 69.06.030 Diseased persons — May not work — Employer may not hire
  • RCW 69.06.050 Permit to be secured within fourteen days from time of employment.
  • RCW 69.06.070 Limited duty permit
  • 7 CFR Parts 210 and 220
  • 7 CFR Part 245.5