Provision 2 – Universal Breakfast and Lunch
Fair Haven, VT, October 1, 2019 – Beginning today, October 1, Slate Valley Unified Union School District (SVUUSD) is participating in a Universal Breakfast and Lunch Program for the current 2019-2020 school year. All students enrolled in SVUUSD schools may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge to them.
Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast perform better in school. By providing breakfast to all children at no charge, we are hoping to create a better learning environment for our students.
The school breakfasts and lunches that we serve through this program, follow U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for healthy school meals. The Universal Breakfast and Lunch Program cannot succeed without your support; please encourage your children to participate in this program.
Applications will be distributed this year and will be used to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price percentages to be used in future non-base years of the program. Meals will be served to all students at no charge regardless of their eligibility status.
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: 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 protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Read the letter to households from Superintendent Brooke Olsen-Farrell at: https://5il.co/akiu