2015 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Floor Approved)

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School Breakfast After the Bell Pilot (language only)

Item 136 #2s

Item 136 #2s

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education

Page 143, strike line 22, and insert:
"fund during the 2015-16 school year an elementary school breakfast pilot program, available on a voluntary basis at elementary schools where student eligibility for free or reduced lunch exceeds 45.0 percent, to evaluate the educational impact of models that provide school breakfasts to students after the first bell of the school day."
Page 143, line 23, strike "day".
Page 143, line 28, strike "Beginning in the 2015-16 school year" and insert "For the 2015-16 school year".
Page 143, line 30, after "established criteria." insert:
"No later than July 1, 2015, the Department of Education shall provide for an application process for school divisions with eligible schools, including guidelines regarding specified required data to be compiled from the prior school year or years and during the pilot. The number of approved applications shall be based on the estimated number of pilot sites that can be accommodated within the approved funding level.  The reporting requirements must include: student attendance and tardy arrivals, office discipline referrals, student achievement measures, teachers' responses to the impact of the program before and after implementation, and the financial impact on the division's school food program. The Department shall collect and  compile the results and no later than August 1, 2016 shall submit the report to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees".

(This amendment limits the $537,297 proposed in the introduced budget for an additional reimbursement of $0.05 per meal for school breakfast meals served based on "Breakfast After the Bell" models to only elementary schools where student eligibility for free or reduced lunch is greater than 45.0 percent for a pilot during the 2015-16 school year. Schools shall evaluate and submit a report on the impact of the pilot including certain itemized components and the Department shall compile the aggregated results.)