SJCOE Announces its Breakfast and Lunch Program

Annual statement of SJCOE nutrition-program policy includes eligibility guidelines

The San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) announces its annual statement on policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Under the current policy, students in the SJCOE’s one.Program will continue to receive free breakfast and lunch, regardless of eligibility guidelines.

“Although there are federal and state guidelines as to who is eligible for free or reduced lunches, we have chosen to provide all students within our program with a free meal, regardless of his or her income level,” SJCOE Student Services Program Manager Jennifer Lawrence said.

All students in SJCOE’s one.Charter and San Joaquin Building Futures Academy schools also receive free breakfast and lunch. Students in SJCOE Special Education programs receive free or reduced-price meals if families meet eligibility requirements.

Download the attachment, below, to access the chart containing the household size and income criteria used to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price meal benefits.

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Posted: 8/9/2018