Free and Reduced Price Meals 3-87

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 3-87


Free and Reduced-Price Meals

  1. Generally

    The School Board approves of the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program free and reduced-price meals. The School Board shall annually consider the agreement and direct the administration to be in compliance with all aspects of the U.S. Department of Agriculture federal programs.

  2. Application Process

    The School Board further approves of prominently posting on its website a web-based application with the purpose of collecting information to determine student free and reduced-price meal eligibility. The School Board shall also continue to provide paper-based applications. All web-based and paper-based applications shall be processed within six working days after the date of receipt of the completed applications.

  3. Participation in Payment

    The adult student or parents/legal guardians of minor students who qualify for reduced-price meals and whose school meal accounts have uncollected balances will be notified of the requirement to timely pay such costs. Uncollected balances that are not paid after notification will be referred for collection procedures.

  4. Protection of Anonymity of Students

    The School Board directs the administration to protect the anonymity of the student receiving free and/or reduced price-meals.

  5. Depriving Student of Lunch

    The Superintendent shall ensure that no student is denied a meal because of inability to pay all or part of the price of the meal.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-207.2:2, as amended. School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program; web-based application.

Virginia Board of Education Regulations Governing School Lunch Sale of Food Items, 8 VAC 20-290-10, as amended.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rules and Regulations, National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, 7 C.F.R. Parts 210 and 220.

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, 42 U.S.C. § 1751, as amended.

Adopted by School Board: October 21, 1969
Amended by School Board: August 21, 1990
Amended by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: February 16, 1993
Amended by School Board: August 19, 2014
Amended by School Board: July 12, 2022