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SP14-2006: Reauthorization 2004: Communications Concerning Verification Activities

Last Modified: 12/06/2013
Thursday, March 2, 2006

In a memorandum dated December 23, 2005, we described the requirement that communications with households regarding application, certification and verification procedures for free and reduced price school meals be provided in languages that are understandable to parents and guardians. This requirement is found in section 9(b)(8) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act. We would also like to remind and stress to local education agencies (LEA) that this requirement includes verification materials and statements concerning the use or disclosure of information, including the use of social security numbers.