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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 64100]

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

DIVISION 4. INSTRUCTION AND SERVICES [46000 - 64100]

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

PART 27. PUPILS [48000 - 49704]

  ( 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 9. Nutrition [49510 - 49520]
  ( Article 9 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

49510.
  

This article shall be known and may be cited as the Duffy-Moscone Family Nutrition Education and Services Act of 1970.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

49511.
  

It is the intent of this article to establish an ongoing program to assure that the nutritional requirements of pupils in receipt of public assistance are enhanced by a pervasive program of food supplementation while they are attending school.

It is the intent of the Legislature that the program established by this article shall in fiscal years subsequent to the year in which this article is enacted be funded according to customary budgetary procedures.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

49512.
  

The Department of Education, in cooperation with the Department of Social Welfare, shall establish a statewide program to provide nutritious meals at school for pupils. Either or both of such departments may cooperate with and enter into contracts with the United States Departments of Health, Education and Welfare and Agriculture in order to implement the provisions of this article.

The funds shall be allocated to the school districts in such a manner that priority shall be given to providing free meals to the neediest children. Determination with respect to the annual income of any household shall be made solely on the basis of an affidavit executed in such form as the United States Secretary of Agriculture may prescribe by an adult member of such household. The income poverty guidelines to be used for any fiscal year shall be those prescribed by the United States Secretary of Agriculture as of July 1 of each year.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

49513.
  

To the extent that school districts have an operational program of school meals for pupils, the program authorized by this article shall be integrated with such existing service.

In order to extend the program to those pupils attending schools which do not operate a school lunch program and are unable or unwilling to provide meals required by this article, contracts shall be entered into with nonprofit organizations, other public agencies or proprietary agencies. In making such contracts, special consideration shall be given to utilizing the Business Enterprises Program for the Blind established under Article 5 (commencing with Section 19625) of Chapter 6 of Part 2 of Division 10 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. Such contracts shall be negotiated, approved and supervised by the Department of Education and terminated as soon as feasible upon certification by the Department of Education that the local school district or school is able and willing to establish a food service program.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 825, Sec. 22. Effective October 9, 1997.)

49515.
  

Programs established under this article shall, to the extent feasible and practicable, include provisions for the use of parents of needy pupils in the planning, preparation and serving of meals at school, in order to provide practical experience and training for such parents as part of the educational component of public social services. It is the intent of the Legislature that necessary formal training for such purposes shall, to the maximum extent feasible, be provided under the work incentive programs established under Division 2 (commencing with Section 5000) of the Unemployment Insurance Code.

The use of volunteers in the planning, preparation and serving of school meals and nutritional supplements under this article shall also be encouraged in order to enlist the good will of the community toward the success of this program, and in order to reduce program costs.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

49516.
  

In order to encourage the development of a sense of fiscal responsibility among the pupils participating in the school meal program, a nominal cash payment for school meals provided under this article may be required of all pupils except those eligible for free meals. Such payments shall be related to the income of the pupil’s family.

Funds received from payments by participating pupils shall be used to expand the programs under this article.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 825, Sec. 24. Effective October 9, 1997.)

49517.
  

In order to avoid unnecessary and costly duplication and overlap of activities, the Department of Education may contract with county welfare departments to identify those pupils who are eligible for the program under this article, and to determine the amount of cash payment that may be required of any pupil so eligible under the provisions of Section 49516.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

49518.
  

To the extent that available funds are insufficient to provide services under the program established by this article to all pupils defined as eligible, the following priorities for the provision of such services shall be observed by the Department of Education:

(a) First priority for services shall go to pupils within the category of children described in Section 11202 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

(b) Second priority shall go to pupils eligible for social services only under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11200) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and among such category of pupils the order of priorities shall decline progressively according to the age of the pupils, with the youngest pupils receiving the highest priority.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

49519.
  

Each meal provided under this article shall include an appropriate serving of milk; provided, that the provisions of this section shall not be mandatory in the case of demonstration projects conducted pursuant to Section 49514.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

49520.
  

Notice of the availability of the program prescribed by this article shall be given pursuant to Section 48980.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 975, Sec. 1.)

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