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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 65001]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

DIVISION 4. INSTRUCTION AND SERVICES [46000 - 65001]

  ( Division 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

PART 27. PUPILS [48000 - 49703]

  ( Part 27 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

CHAPTER 9. Pupil and Personnel Health [49400 - 49590]

  ( Chapter 9 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

ARTICLE 11. Meals for Needy Pupils in Kindergarten and Grades 1 to 12 [49550 - 49564.5]
  ( Article 11 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

  
49550.  

(a) 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.

(b) To comply with subdivision (a), a school district or county office of education may use funds made available through any federal 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.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 543, Sec. 6. (AB 1595) Effective January 1, 2020.)