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CFR Correction: Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk in Schools

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In Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 210 to 299, revised as of Jan. 1, 2015, on page 339, in § 245.6a, in paragraph (h), after the first sentence, reinstate the following sentences:

§ 245.6a Verification requirements.

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(h)  * * * These required data elements will be specified by FNS. Contingent upon new funding to support this purpose, FNS will also require each local educational agency to collect and report the number of students who were terminated as a result of verification but who were reinstated as of February 15th. The first report containing this data element would be required in the school year beginning July 1, 2005 and each school year thereafter. State agencies may develop paper or electronic reporting forms to collect this data from local educational agencies, as long as all required data elements are collected from each local educational agency. Local educational agencies shall retain copies of the information reported under this section and all supporting documents for a minimum of 3 years. All verified applications must be readily retrievable on an individual school basis and include all documents submitted by the household for the purpose of confirming eligibility, reproductions of those documents, or annotations made by the determining official which indicate which documents were submitted by the household and the date of submission. All relevant correspondence between the households selected for verification and the school or local educational agency must be retained. Local educational agencies are encouraged to collect and report any or all verification data elements before the required dates.

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