Today's Law As Amended


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AB-508 Pupil nutrition: reduced-price meals.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 49550 of the Education Code is amended to read:

49550.
 (a) (1)  Notwithstanding any other law, a school district or county superintendent of schools maintaining kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, shall provide each needy pupil with one nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal during each schoolday, except for family daycare homes that shall be reimbursed for 75 percent of the meals served.
(2) A school district or county superintendent of schools maintaining kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, shall provide a pupil, eligible to receive a reduced-price meal, the meal described in paragraph (1) free of charge. The state shall provide sufficient funding to school districts and county offices of education to cover the cost of providing meals free of charge to pupils from households that would otherwise be required to provide a copayment for these meals.
(b) To comply with subdivision (a), a school district or county office of education may use funds made available through any federal  federal, to the extent allowed,  or state program the purpose of which includes the provision of meals to a pupil, including the federal School Breakfast Program, the federal National School Lunch Program, the federal Summer Food Service Program, the federal Seamless Summer Option, or the state meal program, or may do so at the expense of the school district or county office of education.
(c) For purposes of this article, “schoolday” means any day that pupils in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, are attending school for purposes of classroom instruction, including, but not limited to, pupil attendance at minimum days, state-funded preschool, transitional kindergarten, summer school including incoming kindergarten pupils, extended school year days, and Saturday school sessions.
SEC. 2.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.