Reopening and Reimagining for a Brighter Future - Reopening Plan

Child Nutrition

Mandatory Assurances

  1. Each BOCES reopening plan must provide all students enrolled in the SFA with access to school meals each school day. This must include students in attendance at school and students learning remotely.
  2. Each BOCES reopening plan must address all applicable health and safety guidelines.
  3. Each BOCES reopening plan include measures to protect students with food allergies if providing meals in spaces outside the cafeteria.
  4. Each BOCES reopening plan must include protocols and procedures for how students will perform hand hygiene before and after eating, how appropriate hand hygiene will be promoted, and how sharing of food and beverages will be discouraged.
  5. Each BOCES reopening plan must include protocols and procedures that require cleaning and disinfection prior to the next group of students arriving for meals, if served in the same common area.
  6. Each BOCES reopening plan must ensure compliance with Child Nutrition Program requirements (if the school is its own SFA – for charter schools that are part of a district’s SFA, the plan must ensure communication with the district regarding food serve requirements).
  7. Each BOCES reopening plan must include protocols that describe communication with families through multiple means in the languages spoken by families.
  8. Each BOCES reopening plan must require that students must social distance (six feet separation) while consuming meals in school unless a physical barrier is provided.