School Meal Funds Procedure
The New Castle County Vocational Technical School District School Nutrition Services recognizes that healthy, nutritious meals are an important component to student readiness and ability to learn. NCCVT School District shall provide nutritious and well-balanced meals in the school meal programs. By statute, the District’s Nutrition Services department is a self-supporting fund that shall not have a negative balance at the close of a fiscal year. Unpaid charges place a financial strain on the Nutrition Services Department and on the District’s operating budget. To be fair and equitable and in order to ensure compliance of all who participate in the school meal program, the procedure establishes practices for methods of payment, charge availability and collection methods.
Nutrition Services establishes the following goals: To establish a consistent district procedure regarding the method of payment for meals, charge availability and collection methods for charges in the district’s meal program. To treat all students with dignity at all times. To waive all cost for students who are eligible and approved free or reduced school meals after completing the Delaware Department of Education approved Free and Reduced Price School Meals Household Application or qualifying through the Delaware SNAP, TANF or DCRT. To support positive interactions with students, parent(s)/guardian(s), and district staff to the maximum extent possible. To encourage the parent(s)/guardian(s) to assume the responsibility of payments and to promote self-responsibility of the student.
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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.