Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Adds an appropriation of $3 million in recurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for 2019-20 for providing free school lunches to students of all grade levels qualifying for reduced-price meals in all schools participating in the National School Lunch Program. Provides that if these fund are insufficient, DPI must also use any excess funds appropriated for the National School Breakfast Program for these purposes. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.
Bill S 487 (2019-2020)Summary date: May 6 2019 - View summary
Bill S 487 (2019-2020)Summary date: Apr 2 2019 - View summary
Enacts GS 115C-12(47) to direct the State Board of Education to adopt a policy to ensure the uniform administration of unpaid meal charges in local school administrative units, including, at a minimum, a guarantee that students are not prevented from receiving nutritious meals because of an unpaid meal charge. Applies beginning with the 2019-20 school year.