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Summer Food Service Program Opt-Out Public Hearing

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Indian Prairie CUSD 204
Summer Food Service Program Opt-Out Hearing
Monday, February 26, 2024, 10:00 AM
421 N County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187

DuPage County Regional Superintendent, Amber Quirk, will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 26, 2024, 10:00 AM for the purpose of taking testimony regarding Indian Prairie CUSD 204 proposal to opt-out of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

SFSP is mandated by PA 096-0734 and requires a school district where at least 50% of the students are eligible for free or reduced-priced school meals and have a summer school program to provide meals at summer school. A school district shall be allowed to opt out of the summer food service program requirement if it is determined that, due to circumstances specific to that school district, the expense reimbursement would not fully cover the costs of implementing and operating a summer food service program.

Regional Superintendent, Amber Quirk will hear testimony from the school district’s interested community members. The Regional Superintendent shall, by March 1, inform the school district of the decision, along with the reasons why the exemption was granted or denied, in writing. If the Regional Superintendent grants an exemption to the school district, then the school district is relieved from the requirements to establish and implement a summer food service program.