State Bill Would Change School Breakfast Time

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Assembly Bill 1240 would change the way schools approach serving school breakfasts.

School districts that already do not serve school breakfasts would be required to start doing so, while more low income districts would mandated to serve breakfast after the start of school.

Others would still be required to serve breakfast to all students.

The legislation introduced Tuesday is proposed by assembly members Rob Bonta, D-Oakland and Toney Thurmond, D-Richmond

The cost to the state would be around $9 million annually with more than $50 million coming in federal aid.

Critics says the bill takes away class time, creates dirty classrooms and allows for food waste.