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Payment for meals   

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In order to encourage the development of a sense of fiscal responsibility among the pupils participating in the school meal program, a nominal cash payment for school meals provided under this article may be required of all pupils except those eligible for free meals. Such payments shall be related to the income of the pupil's family.

Funds received from payments by participating pupils shall be used to expand the programs under this article.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 825, Sec. 24.)