The Richmond County School Board recognizes the link between student health and learning and desires to provide a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity in division students.
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Wellness Policy Supplement
Richmond County Public Schools School Nutrition Program operates under CEP (Community Eligibility Program). Breakfast and Lunch are FREE for ALL students.
RCPS does not allow charging of à la carte items purchased. À la carte items must be either prepaid or paid at the point of sale. Prepayments may be made online through MySchoolsBucks. You will need your child's birthdate or PIN number to set up an account.
** Due to COVID restrictions and meal service model changes, à la carte items will not be sold during the 21-22 school term. This restriction will be re-evaluated in December. If circumstances have improved, à la carte sales may resume.
No charging is allowed for Adult meals.
Staff must prepay or pay at the point of service.
Free or Reduced Price Meals
Each school and/or central school nutrition office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.
Policy Statement for Providing Free and Reduced-Price Meals to Students
Child Nutrition Civil Rights Complaint Procedures
Richmond County School District provides the Child Nutrition Program benefits to all eligible individuals without discrimination on the bases of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, family/parental status, income derived from public assistance program and political beliefs. All complaints alleging discrimination can be submitted verbally, in writing, or anonymously. Any person alleging discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability has a right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory action. Any child nutrition staff receiving a discrimination complaint should make written notes regarding the complaint. The name and contact information of the person making the complaint and the nature of complaint. Every effort should be made to resolve the issue immediately. School Nutrition Programs will obtain all necessary complaint information and process the complaint within 90 days.
If the issue cannot be resolved the complainant should be given the following information:
**note: If a complaint form is used, it is not a prerequisite for accepting a complaint.
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination,
USDA NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
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:
How to File a Complaint, 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@example.com.
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