2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:33-10 - Establishment of School Breakfast Program in certain schools

18A:33-10. Establishment of School Breakfast Program in certain schools

2. a. A public school operated by a local or regional school district of the State in which 20% or more of the students enrolled in the school on October 1 of the preceding school year were eligible for free or reduced price meals under the federal School Lunch Program or the federal School Breakfast Program, shall establish a School Breakfast Program in the school.

The school district shall submit a plan for the establishment of school breakfast programs for each school in the district subject to the requirements of this section that is in compliance with and pursuant to the School Breakfast Program administered by the State Department of Agriculture. The plan for each school shall be submitted to the Department of Agriculture by the date required by subsection b. of this section in a form and manner prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture.

b. (1) A school district shall submit a plan for all grades of each school that has one or more of the grades pre-K through sixth grade and for which a plan is required by subsection a. of this section on or before November 1, 2003.

(2) A school district shall submit a plan for all grades of each school that is not described in paragraph (1) of this subsection and for which a plan is required by subsection a. of this section on or before November 1, 2004.

c. The Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Department of Education, shall review each school breakfast plan submitted pursuant to this section and make recommendations, if necessary, on how the school breakfast program can operate within the limits of the federal and State reimbursement rates for the federal School Breakfast Program.

d. The Department of Agriculture shall notify each school district that submits a school breakfast plan pursuant to this section of the completion of the department's review and any recommended changes to the plan, within three months of the receipt of the plan, but no later than the February 1 following the date required for submission of the plan pursuant to subsection b. of this section.

e. A school district subject to the requirements of this section shall establish a school breakfast program in each of its schools, based on the plan submitted by the school district to the Department of Agriculture, by September 1, 2004 for schools for which plans are required to be submitted by paragraph (1) of subsection b. of this section and by September 1, 2005 for schools for which plans are required to be submitted by paragraph (2) of subsection b. of this section.

f. (1) If a school district does not submit a school breakfast plan to the Department of Agriculture pursuant to subsection a. of this section by the date required by subsection b. of this section, it shall establish a school breakfast program in each of its schools in which a program is required pursuant to subsection a. of this section based on a model plan provided by the department.

(2) The model plan shall include recommendations on how the school breakfast program can operate within the limits of the federal and State reimbursement rates for the federal School Breakfast Program.

(3) The Department of Agriculture shall provide the model plan to the school district no later than March 1, 2004 for schools for which plans are required to be submitted by paragraph (1) of subsection b. of this section and by March 1, 2005 for schools for which plans are required to be submitted by paragraph (2) of subsection b. of this section and the school district shall establish the school breakfast program in each of its schools based on the plan by September 1, 2004 for schools for which plans are required to be submitted by paragraph (1) of subsection b. of this section and by September 1, 2005 for schools for which plans are required to be submitted by paragraph (2) of subsection b. of this section.

L.2003,c.4,s.2.

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