Child Nutritional Program
Free & Reduced Price Meal Program
In fulfilling its responsibilities under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, the New Paltz Central School District agrees to:
- Serve meals free to any student who is a member of a family which has an annual income below the applicable family size income level adopted by the School District, as prescribed by the New York State Education Department.
- Prohibit the physical segregation of, or any other discrimination against, any student because of his/her inability to pay the full price of meals.
- Follow the hearing procedure outlined in District regulations for the appeal of decisions regarding eligibility.
The New Paltz Central School District assures the New York State Education Department Child Nutrition Program Administration that the School District will uniformly implement the regulation with respect to determining the eligibility of students for free meals in all National School Lunch and Breakfast Program participating schools under its jurisdiction.
The title of the official(s) who has been designated to determine which students are eligible for free meals under the regulations is the School Lunch Director.
Criteria for Determining Eligibility
The New Paltz Central School District will use the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines for determining eligibility for free and/or reduced price meals. The only specific criteria to be used will be gross family income and the number of individuals in the family, and will be uniformly applied by all National School Lunch and Breakfast Program participating schools under the jurisdiction of the School District. The scale based on the above criteria may be changed from year to year by the New York State Education Department in accordance with the annual United States Secretary of Agriculture’s guidelines. Any change in the scales will be submitted to each School District by the New York State Education Department for their adoption.