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EF Food Services

The Board of Education shall comply with all federal and state statutes regarding food services at its public schools.  Albuquerque Public Schools administration shall maintain a school meal program to assure that students have access to good nutrition essential for learning.  Albuquerque Public Schools shall allow charges for up to ten (10) meals at the elementary level, five (5) meals at middle school level and two (2) meals at the high school level to accommodate students who have forgotten their meal money or who are awaiting final approval of their application for federally subsidized meals.

Parents/legal guardians who do not qualify for subsidized meals shall be responsible for providing either a meal or the money to pay for a meal for their student.  Parents/legal guardians who qualify for reduced meals shall be responsible for providing money to pay for their portion of the reduced meal.

Parents shall be responsible for meal charges up to ten (10) days from the time the application for free or reduced meals is received by Food and Nutrition Services.

Administrative Position: Chief Operations Officer

Department Director: Director of Food and Nutrition Services


Legal Cross Ref.:  USDA Policy for Free and/or Reduced Meal Applications
§22-13-13 NMSA 1978
§22-9-2 NMSA 1978

Procedural Directive Cross Ref.:

NSBA/NEPN Classification: EF

Approved: November 4, 1987
January 17, 1990
February 20, 1996
January 1, 2001
April 2001
September 23, 2008
October 1, 2008
October 28, 2008
January 9, 2009
January 16, 2009
January 26, 2009
Reviewed: August 14, 2013
Revised: August 21, 2013

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