School Program regulations at 7 CFR 210.14(e) require school food authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program to ensure sufficient funds are provided to the nonprofit school food service account for meals served to students not eligible for free or reduced price meals. There are two ways to meet this requirement: either through the prices charged for “paid” meals or through other non-Federal sources provided to the nonprofit school food service account.
This memorandum provides guidance on the calculations SFAs must make in order to ensure they are in compliance with these requirements for School Year (SY) 2014-2015. In addition, the SY 2014-2015 Paid Lunch Equity (PLE) tool is attached to this memorandum to assist SFAs as they make these required calculations.
To access the attachment, please use the link at the bottom of the memo.