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Full Text of SB2393  99th General Assembly



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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
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
17Assembly, if a breakfast after the bell program does not
18currently exist, in each school building within its district
19(1) in which at least 70% or more of the students are eligible
20for free or reduced-price lunches based upon the previous
21year's October claim (for those schools that participate in the
22National School Lunch Program); (2) in which at least 70% or
23more of the students are classified as low-income according to



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1the Fall Housing Data from the previous year (for those schools
2that do not participate in the National School Lunch Program);
3or (3) that has an individual site percentage for free or
4reduced-price meals of 70% or more (for those schools using
5Provision 2 under Section 11(a)(1) of the federal Richard B.
6Russell National School Lunch Act or the Community Eligibility
7Provision under Section 104(a) of the federal Healthy,
8Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 to provide universal meals). If a
9school falls below the applicable 70% threshold for 2
10consecutive years, it has the option to continue participating
11in the program, but is not required to do so.
12    (c) Each school under this Section may determine the
13breakfast after the bell service model that best suits its
14students. Service models include, but are not limited to,
15breakfast in the classroom, grab and go breakfast, and
16second-chance breakfast.
17    (d) School districts required to implement a breakfast
18after the bell program provided for under this Section that
19demonstrate that (i) they are delivering school breakfast
20effectively, as defined by 70% or more of free or reduced-price
21eligible students participating in the School Breakfast
22Program, or (ii) due to circumstances specific to that school
23district, the expense reimbursement would not fully cover the
24costs of implementing and operating a breakfast after the bell
25program may be relieved of the delivery model requirement
26provided for in this Section after a cost analysis is submitted



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1to the board of education of the district, the board of
2education holds a public hearing, and the board of education
3passes a resolution that the district cannot afford to operate
4a breakfast after the bell program. The district shall post
5information that sets forth the time, date, place, and general
6subject matter of the public hearing on its website and notify
7the State Board of Education at least 14 days prior to the
9    (e) Before the beginning of the next academic year after
10the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General
11Assembly, the State Board of Education shall develop and
12distribute guidelines for the implementation of this Section,
13which must be in compliance with federal regulations governing
14the school breakfast program.
15    (f) The State Board of Education shall annually collect
16information about breakfast after the bell delivery models
17implemented at each school and make the information publicly
18available. Final resolutions approving a breakfast after the
19bell exemption must be submitted by the board of education of
20the district to the State Board of Education upon passage.
21    (g) In fulfilling its responsibilities under this Section,
22the State Board of Education shall collaborate with school
23districts and nonprofit organizations knowledgeable about
24equity, the opportunity gap, hunger and food security issues,
25and best practices for improving student access to school
26breakfast. The State Board of Education shall collaborate with



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1nonprofit organizations knowledgeable about food security
2issues and best practices for improving access to school
3breakfast to create and post a list of opportunities for
4philanthropic support of school breakfast programs on its
5website. This information must also be shared with school
7    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
81, 2017.