A 1104 “Hunger-Free Students’ Bill of Rights Act”; requires certain school meal information be provided to students’ parents; establishes protocols for identifying eligible students for meal programs; prohibits stigmatizing student with bill in arrears
A 1630 Clarifies that school district is not required to restrict access to school meals if school meal bill is in arrears
A 1631, A 1632 Requires school districts take certain actions to increase participation in free or reduced priced meal programs; prohibits shaming students with school meal bills in arrears; prohibits certain district actions in collecting unpaid school meal fees
NJEA believes that no student should go hungry. Every student should have access to high quality, nutritious foods. Children who are hungry in school cannot achieve their best socially, emotionally, or academically. It is important that children in school are fed, and allocating funds so children who qualify for reduced lunch receive it at no cost, will ensure they are.
NJEA urges your support on these bills.