Legal Resources | Title 5 | T5 15510
Article 2. Mandatory Meals for Needy Pupils. Definitions.
The following definitions mean:
(a) A nutritionally adequate meal is a breakfast or lunch which meets the requirements of Section 49553 of the Education Code and the federal National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act.
(b) A needy pupil eligible to receive a free meal is one whose family income is not more than twenty-five percent above the income poverty guidelines prescribed by the United States Secretary of Agriculture for such family size.
(c) A needy pupil eligible to receive a reduced price meal is one whose family income is more than twenty-five percent and is equal to or less than ninety-five percent above the income poverty guidelines prescribed by the United States Secretary of Agriculture for such family size.
(d) For the purposes of this article, a schoolday is defined as enrollment for a minimum of 180 minutes daily in preschool and kindergarten; 180 minutes in continuation and opportunity schools or classes; 180 minutes in Regional Occupational Centers and Regional Occupation Programs except that no mandate exists when a meal is offered at any regular day school of enrollment, 230 minutes in grades 1, 2, and 3; and 240 minutes in grades 4 through 8, 9 through 12, summer school and intersession programs in year-around schools When free or reduced price meals are served to needy pupils enrolled for less than the schoolday prescribed by this section, such meals served are eligible for reimbursement in the same manner as are meals served to pupils enrolled for the schoolday prescribed by this section.
NOTE: Authority cited for Article 2:
Education Code 33031
Education Code 49492
Education Code 49551
(Amended by Register 77, No. 39.)