2017 Maryland Code
Division II - Elementary and Secondary Education
Title 7 - Public Schools
Subtitle 7 - Breakfast Program
§ 7-702. Exemption

Universal Citation: MD Educ Code § 7-702 (2017)
  • The State Superintendent shall exempt any elementary school from the requirements of this subtitle if:
    • (1)
      • (i) The school has made a breakfast program available for at least 3 consecutive months; and
      • (ii) The participation is less than 25 percent of the number of students eligible for free and reduced price meals in each month;
    • (2)
      • (i) The county board approves an alternative nutrition program that the school has instituted;
      • (ii) The school regularly conducts an assessment of the alternative program that provides evidence of success in achieving program objectives; and
      • (iii) The school submits an annual report of the assessment to the county board and the State;
    • (3)
      • (i) The school requests an exemption for reasons of a compelling nature to the county board; and
      • (ii) After review and approval, the county board submits the request for exemption to the State Superintendent; or
    • (4)
      • (i) The school has less than 15 percent of its enrollment approved for free and reduced price meals.
      • (ii) This exemption shall continue from year to year without the need for reapplication, until there is a 10 percent increase in the number of students approved for free and reduced price meals.
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