Policy 3523 – Vending Machines for Food Items

Vending machines for soft drinks and other food items may be made available in employee lounge areas at all District schools for exclusive use of employees.

Vending machines may be made available for the use of middle and high school students.

To protect the nutritional integrity of school meals, the sale of foods with minimal nutritional value shall be prohibited in food service areas; e.g., cafeteria, during school meal periods. This prohibition applies to all food sales in the food service areas, including sales from vending machines.

The Executive Director of Business Services shall be responsible for the overall supervision of vending machines on District property.


  • Wisconsin Statutes
  • National School Lunch Act (42 USC 1751 et.seq.)
  • Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 USC 1771 et.seq.)
  • Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004



AFFIRMED: April 9, 1991


  • October 28, 2003
  • December 18, 2007

Rule 3523 – Vending Machines for Food Items

Proceeds from employee vending machines may be used for social and welfare purposes of the building employees under the direction of the building principal or supervisor.

Proceeds from vending machines available to students may be used only for social and welfare purposes of the entire student body or of the student organization sponsoring the vending machine. All receipts and expenditures from those proceeds will be under the supervision of the building principal.