2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:33-11.1 - "Breakfast after the bell" program; report to Governor, Legislature.
18A:33-11.1 "Breakfast after the bell" program; report to Governor, Legislature.
1. a. A public school operated by a school district of the State participating in the federal school breakfast program or a nonpublic school participating in the federal school breakfast program is encouraged to increase the number of students participating in the program by establishing a "breakfast after the bell" program through the incorporation of school breakfast in the first-period classroom or during the first few minutes of the school day.
b. The Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Department of Education shall:
(1) make every effort to assist, guide, and support school districts, public schools, or nonpublic schools in planning, establishing, implementing, or modifying the "breakfast after the bell" program to increase the participation rate of all students in the school breakfast program, especially students from low income families; and
(2) prepare and issue an annual report to the Governor and, pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, c.164 (C.52:14-19.1), to the Legislature on the number and percentages of students from low income families participating in the school breakfast program, and the format used for providing breakfast, for each school district, public school, or nonpublic school.
L.2014, c.66, s.1.