Title 17. Education

Chapter 1. General School Law

Part III. Public Schools and School Children

Subpart B. Nutrition Programs

 

17:194     Administration of nutrition program; general powers of governing authorities of nutrition program providers; funds for privately supplied programs for profit prohibited; exceptions

 

A. The state Department of Education may enter into agreements with any agency of the federal government, with any governing authority of a nutrition program provider, or with any other agency or person.

 

B. The state Department of Education, pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, may employ personnel and take other action it may deem necessary to provide for the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of any nutrition program and to direct the disbursement of federal and state funds in accordance with any applicable provisions of federal or state law. However, no state appropriated funds shall be disbursed for the support of any nutrition program which shall be used by any private person, enterprise, concern, or other entity for profit, regardless of any authority in federal or state law for contracting with such a private supplier or provider of nutrition programs, except with regard to the following:

 

(1) The Child and Adult Care Food Program, as provided in regulations issued by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

 

(2) Any elementary or secondary school operated by Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College or by Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College.

 

C. The state Department of Education may give technical advice and assistance to any governing authority of a nutrition program provider in connection with the establishment and operation of any nutrition program and may assist in training personnel engaged in the operation of such program. The state Department of Education and any governing authority of a nutrition program provider may accept any gift for use in connection with any nutrition program.

 

D. The state Department of Education and any governing authority of a nutrition program provider may use the simplified acquisition procedures for small purchases up to the Federal Small Purchase Threshold set by 41 U.S.C. 403(11), in order to support procurement of local agricultural products and the USDA Farm to School initiatives. No such authority in this statute shall be in conflict with the United States Department of Agriculture child nutrition program requirements, including 2 CFR 200.319(b).

 

Amended by Acts 1950, No. 275, § 1; Acts 1970, No. 612, § 1; Acts 2009, No. 279, § 1; Acts 2012, No. 416, § 1; Acts 2015, No. 167, § 1.