Certification Statement

The information contained within this system is confidential and for use by a School Food Authority (SFA) participating in the National School Lunch Program and Pennsylvania Department of Education.  It may not be disclosed to anyone who is not permitted by law to receive it.  Every user of this system acknowledges, by access and use, the confidential nature of the material contained herein, and agrees to prevent the unlawful distribution of this information, intentionally or otherwise.

Section 9(b)(2)(C)(iii) of the National School Lunch Act (42 USC 1758(b)(2)(C)(iii)) authorizes the limited disclosure of children’s free and reduced price meal eligibility information to specific programs or individuals without prior parent/guardian consent.  Additionally, the statute specifies that for any disclosures not authorized by the statute, the consent of children’s parent/guardian must be obtained prior to the disclosure.  Federal or State mandated education programs may have access to children’s confidential meal eligibility status for reporting purposes only.

Any person who publishes, divulges, discloses, or makes known in any manner or to any extent, not authorized by Federal Law (Section 9(b)(2)(C) of the National School Lunch Act USC 1758(B)(2)(C)) or a regulation, any information about a child’s eligibility for free or reduced price meals shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisonment of not more than 1 year, or both.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. 

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: http://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, call (866)632-9992,  or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:


  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
           Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
           1400 Independence Avenue, SW
           Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.