California Governor Signs Measure Banning 'Lunch Shaming'

The New York Times 1 week ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's governor has signed into law a bill that guarantees all students a state-funded meal of their choice, even if their parent or guardian has unpaid meal fees.

The measure bans the practice of "lunch shaming," in which students who owe the school money for meals are denied food or given a cheaper alternative meal.

In a statement Saturday, Gov. Gavin Newsom thanked Ryan Kyote, a third-grader at an elementary school in Napa County who brought national attention to the practice earlier this year by paying for all the food service bills of his fellow students at the school.

Under the new law, a school can no longer give a student a cheaper alternative meal.

"I want to thank Ryan for his empathy and his courage in bringing awareness to this important issue," Newsom said.


Source link
Read also:
ABC News › Lifestyle › 1 week ago
California's governor has signed into law a bill that guarantees all students a state-funded meal of their choice, even if their parent or guardian has unpaid meal fees
Breitbart › Politics › 1 week ago
School "lunch shaming" is now against the law in California, according to a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday.
Washington Times › 1 week ago
California governor signs law banning most animals from circuses.
Washington Times › 1 week ago
California governor signs law banning sale and manufacture of new fur products.
Fox News › 1 week ago
A new California bill hopes that "lunch shaming" will be a thing of the past as it guarantees that students in schools will receive state-funded lunches, even if their parents have failed to pay meal fees.
New York Post › 1 week ago
A new California bill hopes that “lunch shaming” will be a thing of the past as it guarantees that students in schools will receive state-funded lunches, even if their parents have failed to pay meal fees. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law the new...
Business Insider › Lifestyle › 1 week ago
School lunches are very often mediocre, and for office workers, it costs a lot of money to buy food every day. So why not pack your lunch in a great lunch box? We've rounded up the very best lunch boxes for preschool, elementary school, middle school...
NBC News › Opinions › 1 week ago
Over the weekend, California passed a law mandating all students get lunch. Unfortunately, a series of school districts have recently taken steps in the other direction.
Newsweek › 1 week ago
Gov. Gavin Newsom said he had been inspired by a 9-year-old Napa student who spent close to $80 paying off the lunch debts of his third-grade classmates.
The Hill › 1 week ago
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Friday signed a bill banning smoking and vaping on state beaches and in state parks....
Sign In

Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

Continue with Google
OR