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Summary: HB 296 would require public schools and open-enrollment charter schools to provide free breakfasts to all their students if 80% are eligible for the National School Breakfast Program. A school can receive a waiver for one year if the board of trustees or governing board approves the waiver after reviewing the waiver request in a meeting with the opportunity for the public to provide input and approve the waiver.
Analysis: HB 296 would expand government by allowing students who are not directly eligible for the National School Breakfast Program to receive a free breakfast. This would result in subsidizing breakfast for students who are not eligible for the Program. We do not support HB 296.