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School boards; school meal policies, parental notification and opt-out.

Requires each school board to adopt policies that (i) require each elementary and secondary school in the school division to send to the parents of each student by the end of the first week of the school year notice of the consequences of school meal debt and the school board policy and procedure relating to such debt, including any requirement that such student be served an alternative meal or be required to dispose of meals served to him while such debt remains unpaid; (ii) require any elementary or secondary school in the school division to resend such notice to the parents of any student who accrues a school meal debt before the consequences of such debt go into effect; and (iii) require the parents of any student who do not want their child to be served a school meal to submit a written request to the student's school.

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01/06/2020 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104148D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20104148D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 701
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled January 6, 2020
    A BILL to amend and reenact � 22.1-79.7 of the Code of Virginia, relating to school boards; school meal policies; parental notification and opt-out.
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    Patron-- Roem
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    Referred to Committee on Education
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That � 22.1-79.7 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

    22.1-79.7. School meal policies.

    Each local school board shall adopt policies that:

    1. Prohibit school board employees from requiring a student who cannot pay for a meal at school or who owes a school meal debt to do chores or other work to pay for such meals or wear a wristband or hand stamp; and

    2. Require school board employees to direct any communication relating to a school meal debt to the students parent. Such policy may permit such communication to be made by a letter addressed to the parent to be sent home with the student;

    3. Require each elementary and secondary school in the school division to send to the parents of each student by the end of the first week of the school year notice of the consequences of school meal debt and the school board policy and procedure relating to such debt, including any requirement that such student be served an alternative meal or be required to dispose of meals served to him while such debt remains unpaid;

    4. Require any elementary or secondary school in the school division to resend to the parents of any student who accrues a school meal debt the notice set forth in subdivision 3 before the consequences of such debt go into effect; and

    5. Require the parents of any student who do not want their child to be served a school meal to submit a written request to the students school.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Danica A. Roem D-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/29/2020 House House: Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 6-N)
    01/13/2020 House House: Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
    01/06/2020 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104148D
    01/06/2020 House House: Referred to Committee on Education
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    Congress - Bill Number Major Title
    Branch Vote Date Yes No Not Voting
    House 1/13/2020 12:00:00 AM 2 7 0
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    Requires each school board to adopt policies that (i) require each elementary and secondary school in the school division to send to the parents of each student by the end of the first week of the school year notice of the consequences of school meal debt and the school board policy and procedure relating to such debt, including any requirement that such student be served an alternative meal or be required to dispose of meals served to him while such debt remains unpaid; (ii) requir
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