No. 05 Section E Business Management
- EBBA - Exposure Control Plan
- EBBF - Risk Management
- EEA - Charging Meals
- EEC - Competitive Food Policy
- EEAB - Handling Lost, Stolen or Misused Tickets
- EEBA - "Offer vs. Serve" Elementary Lunch Program
- EEBB - "Offer vs. Serve" Elementary Breakfast Program
Issued Date: 03/25/99
The Director of Schools shall be responsible for developing, maintaining and acquiring Board approval of the district Exposure Control Plan for the procurement and disposal of medical hazardous waste and for the in-service of appropriate school personnel in these procedures.
The plan shall include, but is not limited to:
- Determination of school personnel with reasonably anticipated exposure
- Implementation of various controls such as Universal Precautions, work practices and engineering controls, personal protective equipment, and housekeeping
- Hepatitis B vaccination and proper medical follow-up after a blood exposure
- Communication of hazards through labels and training
- Maintenance of Training and Medical Records
The plan is to be updated at least annually.
Issued Date: 11/01/95
It shall be the responsibility of the Director of Schools to develop an appropriate safety program for the school system and to comply with the guidelines developed by TSBA’s Workers’ Compensation Trust (WCT) and Board Liability Trust (BLT) in order to qualify for applicable premium discounts. The Board shall provide sufficient staff and budget for its implementation.
The Board shall designate a professional staff person who shall be responsible for the promotion and development of a prevention and safety education program for students and personnel employed by the school system. This person shall be given authority and title commensurate with the task and shall answer directly to the Director of Schools. The general areas of responsibilities include, but are not limited to, in-service training, development of accident prevention procedures, accident record keeping, facility inspection, driver education, vehicle safety programs, fire prevention, emergency preparedness plan and traffic safety problems related to employees, students and the community.
Issued Date: 11/01/95
Accuclaim only recognizes three types of lunches sold to customers: free, reduced and paid. There is no legal recognition of a charged lunch by Federal Auditors.
Students, staff members or visitors are not allowed to charge lunches in the cafeteria except in emergencies. In this case, only the principal or his designee may issue a charge slip for a maximum of five consecutive days unless some special arrangement is made in advance on approval forms. One copy will be kept on file in the school office. The charges will be due the following school day. If not paid within five days, the charge slip will be submitted to the staff member, visitor or students’ parents for collection.
Students and staff members are encouraged to prepay by the week or month.
There must be reconciliation of these charges and what is owed must be paid from funds other than those of the Child Nutrition Program. Any losses arising from uncollectible accounts and other claims and related costs are unallowable.
All charge meals are to be paid before student receives report card.
Issued Date: 04/22/10
It is hereby noted that Public Law 92-433 allows local authorities to regulate the sale of any and all competitive food items within public schools. It is the intent of the Warren County Board of Education to provide through its food service program a good educational environment which will foster sound health habits and practices within appropriate State and Federal regulations.
“Competitive" foods means any foods sold in competition with the School Nutrition Programs to children in food service areas during the breakfast and/or lunch periods.
Food of minimal nutritional value means: (i) In the case of artificially sweetened foods, a food which provides less than five percent of the Reference Daily Intakes (RDI) for each of eight specified nutrients per serving; and (ii) in the case of all other foods, a food which provides less than five percent of the RDI for each of eight specified nutrients per 100 calories and less than five percent of the RDI for each of eight specified nutrients per serving. The eight nutrients to be assessed for this purpose are – protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, calcium, and iron.”
In the Warren County Schools, the school principal will determine the placement of vending machines. Vending machines may be located outside the cafeteria and foods sold at anytime of the day, with no restrictions. Vending machines may be located in the cafeteria but remain closed during breakfast and lunch periods. Income from the machines in the cafeteria will be placed in the school’s general funds unless the cafeteria has a deficit in the financial operation of the Food Service Department. Then funds may be rechanneled back into the cafeteria to a system wide non deficit balance. In addition, competitive foods approved by the Secretary of Agriculture may be sold by Warren County School Food Service during the meal service. Profits from these foods must be placed in the Warren County Food Service Fund.
The Warren County Schools will follow the T.C.A. Pk8 49-6-2307 Rule 0520-1-6-04 minimum nutritional standards for individual items sold or offered for sale to pupils in grades Pk-8 and any future amendments to this rule.
The Warren County High School will not be required to adhere to the T.C.A. 49-6-2307 Rule 0520-1-6-.04 minimum nutritional standards for individual food items sold or offered for sale to pupils in grades pre-k-8. High schools will be allowed to sale competitive foods any time during the school day if it is outside the school cafeteria.
Foods with minimum Nutritional Value cannot be sold in schools with grades PK – 8. These foods include: soft drinks, water ices, chewing gum, and certain types of candies (hard candies, jellies and gums, marshmallow candies, fondant, licorice, spun candy, and candy coated popcorn).
Issued Date: 11/01/95
Parents and students must be advised in writing of the school policy regarding missing tickets or cards and of the students’ corresponding responsibility for their tickets or cards. Such notice shall be provided to all households at the time Free and Reduced applications are distributed.
Three ticket replacements resulting from three lost or stolen tickets will be allowed each student within each year.
The school must maintain a list of students who have reported missing original tickets in the current school year and the number and date of occurrences for each student. Prior to denying a meal to any student without a ticket, the list should always be reviewed to determine if the student has already had at least three ticket replacements or special meal arrangements for lost or stolen tickets within that school year.
After the second replacement ticket is issued, a written warning MUST be given to the student and parents prior to issuance of a third and final ticket. The written warning must include an explanation that the student has repeatedly requested replacement tickets and that each subsequent time the student fails to have a ticket, he/she will be expected to either bring lunch, pay full price for lunch or pay $1.00 replacement ticket or tickets.
Students that lose or misuse a card will be responsible to buy a replacement card for $1.00.
Meals must always be provided for any handicapped student who may be unable to take the full responsibility for a meal ticket.
In case of repeated ticket loss or misuse, school administrators may wish to contract an adult household member to arrange a meeting to discuss the problem.
Issued Date: 06/28/12
A school lunch eligible for federal reimbursement shall offer 5 food components (milk, fruits, vegetables, grains, meat/meat alternates) in the appropriate amounts per grade groupings.
Students are allowed to decline 2 of the 5 required food components, but must select at least ½ cup of either a fruit (or fruit combination) or a vegetable (or vegetable combination) or ½ cup fruit/vegetable combination. After selecting the ½ cup fruit or vegetable requirement, students must select at least 2 additional full components in the full amounts (per age/grade grouping required amounts) to count toward the reimbursable offer versus serve meal.
The student’s decision to accept all 5 components or to decline 2 components shall not affect the price charged for the meal. The lunch is priced as a unit.
Issued Date: 09/17/13
Children, Pre- K through 12th grade will be offered a choice of four (4) items from three (3) food components for breakfast.
The three (3) components which shall be offered are:
A. A serving of fluid milk served as a beverage or on cereal or used in part for each purpose;
B. A serving of fruit or vegetable or both, or full strength fruit or vegetable juice; and
C. A serving of grains (with optional meat/meat alternative allowed).
Each school shall offer its students, Pre -K – 12, a minimum of four (4) food items from the three (3) components. Students may refuse one food item from any component.
The student’s decision to accept all four (4) food items or to decline one item, shall not affect the charge for the breakfast.