Note: These students must be correctly listed as eligible for reduced-price school meals. These meals must be correctly claimed as reduced-price meals.
Note: These kindergarten students must be correctly listed as eligible for paid school meals. These breakfasts must be correctly claimed as paid breakfasts.
Paid lunches: School food authorities are required each year to evaluate their paid lunch prices for students and determine how much, if any, prices must be increased for the next school year. The guidelines for evaluating student lunch prices are provided in the annually updated Paid Lunch Equity (PLE) spreadsheet and related documents. PLE documents are available on the SNP Financial Management page of the Minnesota Department of Education website.
Paid breakfasts: School food authorities should annually review whether paid breakfast prices need to be increased to meet breakfast costs. “Paid lunch equity” calculations do not apply to school breakfast.