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Effect of Bussing on Area Eligibility

Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin

To: Child Nutrition Program Sponsors

Number: 03-119,  03-214,  03-709

Attention: Food Service Director

Date: July 2003

Subject: Effects of Busing on Area Eligibility in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, Summer Food Service Program, and the Afterschool Snack and Seamless Summer Option served through the National School Lunch Program.

Reference: U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy Memorandum: SP 11-2011, CACFP 02-2011, SFSP 01-2011

This Management Bulletin provides guidance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding area eligibility resulting from children being bused to schools outside of their neighborhood attendance area.

You can view this policy memo on the USDA School Meals Policy web page at

Questions:   School Nutrition Programs Unit | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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