The Board of Education is committed to good nutritional practices that enhance student learning. The responsibility to establish requirements regarding vending machines and foods sold outside of the reimbursable meal service in schools is delegated to the District Administration.
All agreements for vending machines shall be in writing in a contract form. Appropriate procurement bidding procedures and policies shall be followed when selecting vendors.
Vending machines for faculty use only are acceptable at all schools and District facilities. Proceeds may be used for staff appreciation or other school programs, as determined by the school principal or building administrator within the guidelines established by the District Financial Accounting Manual. These funds should be accounted for separately from student-related vending activity.
Vending machines distributing drinks or food with student access are only allowed at secondary schools. (See Wellness Policy—AA446)
Vending machines distributing items such as pencils, notebooks, etc., shall be allowed at all school levels.
Acceptable uses of vending machine income shall be at the discretion of the school principal or building administrator, subject to rules outlined in the Financial Accounting Manual.
Other Food Sales at Schools
This policy includes food that is not part of the reimbursable lunch, breakfast or after-school snack program such as vending, a la carte, student-operated restaurants, or other food sales.
Foods which contain minimal nutritional value are discouraged.
Under current Federal School Lunch Regulations, no foods of minimal nutritional value can be sold in eating areas (anywhere in the school where students eat school lunches including classrooms and common areas) during school meal serving periods (7 CFR Part 210.11 and 220.12).
Board Policy It is the feeling of the Board that all teachers should be provided a duty-free lunch period and directs the District Administration to administer the following policy.
Administration Policy The Administration shall operate the following duty-free lunch policy: Guidelines
A thirty (30)-minute duty-free lunch period should be provided for each elementary teacher, and any schedule developed for adequate inside supervision should be designed with this point in mind.
Teachers shall be scheduled for student supervision as little as possible when meeting local needs. However, schedules to provide adequate supervision of students when inclement weather necessitates keeping them inside during lunch, shall be designed and implemented by each school administration and staff.
Rotational duties shall be equitable among all licensed personnel.
Teachers shall not be assigned outside duty during the noon hour. Such duties will continue to be handled by the aides.