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Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for School Year 2014-15

Last Published: 03/25/2014

This memorandum extends through School Year (SY) 2014-15 the availability of an exemption to the Paid Lunch Equity (PLE) requirement for certain School Food Authorities (SFAs)in strong financial standing, as described below. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) initially provided an exemption in memorandum SP34-2013 “PLE: Guidance for SY 2013-14,” following publication of the interim rule “National School Lunch Program: School Food Service Account Revenue Amendments Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.” Extending the PLE exemption for another year will allow FNS to continue to gather feedback and experience with the exemption in order to inform future policy considerations,including a final rule.

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