Florida - Food service qualifications: Staff qualifications and professional development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses certification or degree requirement for food service workers.

5P-1.005 Supervision and Administration.

(2) A food service district administrator shall hold a master's degree. A food service supervisor shall hold as a minimum, a bachelor's degree. Both shall meet the qualifications for food service certification as prescribed by Rule 6A-4.030, F.A.C. Food service administrators and supervisors employed by the district prior to December 5, 1974, shall be exempt from the requirement contained herein.
(3) Each manager of a food service operation at the site level shall have at least a high school equivalency diploma and three (3) years of experience in school food service or related work; provided that in the event acceptable personnel meeting the educational requirement are not available, the school board may employ a manager on the condition that the educational requirements be met within one (1) year from the date of employment. A manager so employed, who fails to meet the educational requirement within the prescribed time limits shall not be continued in employment. Managers employed by a district prior to December 5, 1974, shall be exempt from the requirement contained herein.

(In effect at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year; repealed as of 06/21/18).

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