1. School boards may use gifts, funds disbursed to them under the provisions of this chapter, funds received from sale of school breakfasts or lunches, and any other funds legally available for the purpose of operating a school breakfast or lunch program.
2. a. A school district shall operate or provide for the operation of school breakfast and lunch programs at all attendance centers in the district. However, with the approval of the department of education as provided in paragraph "b", a school district may provide access to a school breakfast program at an alternative site to students who wish to participate in a school breakfast program. The programs shall provide students with nutritionally adequate meals and shall be operated in compliance with the rules of the state board of education and pertinent federal law and regulation, for all students in each district who attend public school four or more hours each school day and wish to participate in a school breakfast or lunch program. School districts may provide school breakfast and lunch programs for other students.
b. The board of directors of a school district that wishes to provide safe, reasonable student access to a school breakfast program, rather than operate or provide for the operation of a school breakfast program at a specific attendance center within the school district, shall develop an alternative site plan to operate the school breakfast program at another attendance center or other site within the school district and shall annually certify to the department that the plan meets the following criteria:
(1) Provides safe travel routes to and from the alternative breakfast site for all eligible students.
(2) Minimizes student travel time between the student's attendance center and the alternative breakfast site.
(3) Provides for a reasonable relationship between the time breakfast is offered, the time the student is required to arrive at the attendance center and alternative site, and the daily school start time.
(4) Provides an alternative breakfast site facility adequate for the number of students participating in the breakfast program.
c. The board of directors of a school district that wishes to provide access to a school breakfast program in accordance with paragraph "b" shall notify the parent, guardian, or legal or actual custodian of a child enrolled in the school district of the school district's intention to develop and implement a plan to provide school breakfast programs at an alternative site. At any time in which the school district proposes to make substantive changes to a plan certified with the department of education, the notification requirements of this paragraph shall apply.
[C54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 283A.2]
90 Acts, ch 1152, §3; 94 Acts, ch 1193, §24, 36, 38; 99 Acts, ch 147, §1, 2; 2000 Acts, ch 1223, §32
1994 and 1999 amendments to subsection 2 effective July 1, 2000; 94 Acts, ch 1193, §24, 38; 99 Acts, ch 147, §1
1994 amendment striking subsection 3 effective July 1, 2000; 94 Acts, ch 1193, §36
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