Bill Text: CA AB2211 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: School breakfast: instructional minutes.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-02-13 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 14. [AB2211 Detail]

Download: California-2019-AB2211-Introduced.html


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2211


Introduced by Assembly Member Blanca Rubio

February 12, 2020


An act to add Section 49550.4 to the Education Code, relating to school meals.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2211, as introduced, Blanca Rubio. School breakfast: instructional minutes.
Existing law requires a school district, county superintendent of schools, or charter school maintaining kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, to provide a needy pupil with one nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal during each schoolday, and authorizes a school district or county office of education to use funds available from any federal program, including the federal School Breakfast Program, to comply with that requirement. Existing law establishes the Breakfast After the Bell Program, administered by the State Department of Education, for the purpose of awarding grants to school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education for schoolsite breakfast after the bell programs that provide breakfast to pupils after the schoolday has begun.
Existing law establishes a public school financing system that requires state funding for county superintendents of schools, school districts, and charter schools to be calculated pursuant to a local control funding formula, as specified, that includes average daily attendance as a component of that calculation.
This bill would require time spent by a pupil in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, consuming breakfast provided through a school breakfast program at a school district, county office of education, or charter school to be considered instructional minutes that generate average daily attendance for purposes of computing any apportionments of state funding if the pupil consumes the breakfast in the pupil’s classroom and educational activities are provided to the pupil while the pupil is consuming the breakfast. The bill would authorize the department to adopt guidelines and regulations prescribing standards for implementing that requirement.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 49550.4 is added to the Education Code, to read:

49550.4.
 (a) Time spent by a pupil in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, consuming breakfast provided through a school breakfast program at a school district, county office of education, or charter school shall be considered instructional minutes that generate average daily attendance for purposes of computing any apportionments of state funding if the pupil consumes the breakfast in the pupil’s classroom and educational activities are provided to the pupil while the pupil is consuming the breakfast.
(b) A maximum of 15 minutes per pupil each schoolday shall be considered instructional minutes for purposes of subdivision (a).
(c) The department may adopt guidelines and regulations prescribing standards for implementing this section.

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