All students, including in-school
suspension (ISS) students, must have equal access to food service (all lines
and meal types) if they are allowed to go to the cafeteria to receive meals
during regular meal periods. If ISS students are allowed access to the
cafeteria, either before or after regular serving times, they may be limited to
only one reimbursable line or meal type. In such a situation, the ISS students
would have to be able to receive and consume their meals prior to, or after,
the regular meal periods for other students. Please see the Q and A below for
Question: Can ISS students be
required to bring a lunch from home?
Answer: If the school participates in the National School Lunch
Program, students may not be required to bring a lunch. If the campus housing
the ISS does not have food service available, the School Food Authority (SFA)
is not required to provide meals.
Question: Can an SFA provide ISS
students a lunch that is different than the meal served to students in the
Answer: Yes, ISS students can be served a different meal. The meal
served must be a reimbursable meal and the ISS student must be allowed to
choose from a selection of milk with different fat contents.
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Educator Initiatives and Performance