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Full Text of SB2393  99th General Assembly


Rep. Robert W. Pritchard

Filed: 5/10/2016





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2393 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Childhood Hunger Relief Act is amended by
5adding Section 16 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 126/16 new)
7    Sec. 16. Breakfast after the bell program.
8    (a) For the purposes of this Section, "breakfast after the
9bell" means breakfast is provided to children after the
10instructional day has officially begun. This term does not
11prohibit schools from also providing breakfast before the
12instructional day begins.
13    (b) The board of education of each school district in this
14State shall implement and operate a breakfast after the bell
15program by the first school day of the next academic year after
16the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General



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1Assembly, if a breakfast after the bell program does not
2currently exist, in each school building within its district
3(1) in which at least 70% or more of the students are eligible
4for free or reduced-price lunches based upon the previous
5year's October claim (for those schools that participate in the
6National School Lunch Program); (2) in which at least 70% or
7more of the students are classified as low-income according to
8the Fall Housing Data from the previous year (for those schools
9that do not participate in the National School Lunch Program);
10or (3) that has an individual site percentage for free or
11reduced-price meals of 70% or more (for those schools using
12Provision 2 under Section 11(a)(1) of the federal Richard B.
13Russell National School Lunch Act or the Community Eligibility
14Provision under Section 104(a) of the federal Healthy,
15Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 to provide universal meals). If a
16school falls below the applicable 70% threshold for 2
17consecutive years, it has the option to continue participating
18in the program, but is not required to do so.
19    (c) Each school under this Section may determine the
20breakfast after the bell service model that best suits its
21students. Service models include, but are not limited to,
22breakfast in the classroom, grab and go breakfast, and
23second-chance breakfast.
24    (d) School districts required to implement a breakfast
25after the bell program provided for under this Section that
26demonstrate that (i) they are delivering school breakfast



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1effectively, as defined by 70% or more of free or reduced-price
2eligible students participating in the School Breakfast
3Program, or (ii) due to circumstances specific to that school
4district, the expense reimbursement would not fully cover the
5costs of implementing and operating a breakfast after the bell
6program may be relieved of the delivery model requirement
7provided for in this Section after a cost analysis is submitted
8to the board of education of the district, the board of
9education holds a public hearing, and the board of education
10passes a resolution that the district cannot afford to operate
11a breakfast after the bell program. The district shall post
12information that sets forth the time, date, place, and general
13subject matter of the public hearing on its website and notify
14the State Board of Education at least 14 days prior to the
16    (e) Before the beginning of the next academic year after
17the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General
18Assembly, the State Board of Education shall develop and
19distribute guidelines for the implementation of this Section,
20which must be in compliance with federal regulations governing
21the school breakfast program.
22    (f) The State Board of Education shall annually collect
23information about breakfast after the bell delivery models
24implemented at each school and make the information publicly
25available. Final resolutions approving a breakfast after the
26bell exemption must be submitted by the board of education of



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1the district to the State Board of Education upon passage.
2    (g) In fulfilling its responsibilities under this Section,
3the State Board of Education shall collaborate with school
4districts and nonprofit organizations knowledgeable about
5equity, the opportunity gap, hunger and food security issues,
6and best practices for improving student access to school
7breakfast. The State Board of Education shall collaborate with
8nonprofit organizations knowledgeable about food security
9issues and best practices for improving access to school
10breakfast to create and post a list of opportunities for
11philanthropic support of school breakfast programs on its
12website. This information must also be shared with school
14    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
151, 2017.".