THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Office of P-20 Education Policy
The New York State Education Department has received State-level waiver authority from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to approve the following operational flexibilities that may be needed to provide meals to students required to learn virtually due to an unanticipated school closure during the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year.
Non-Congregate Meal Service
Upon approval from NYSED, allows students to consume meals outside of school settings.
Meal Service Times
Upon approval from NYSED, this waives the meal service time requirements.
Parent/Guardian Meal Pickup
Upon approval from NYSED, meals may be provided to a parent/guardian to take home to their children.
Offer Versus Serve
Upon approval from NYSED, allows senior high schools to not implement offer versus serve at lunch.
Please contact your CN representative with any questions regarding this information or in the event that your SFA needs to utilize these waivers.