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Comprehensive Nutrition Services; Summer School   

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(a) The state board, in order to effect compliance with legislative findings expressed in Section 49547, shall restrict the criteria for the issuance of waivers from the requirements of Section 49550 to feed children during a summer school session. A waiver shall be granted for a period not to exceed one year if either of the following conditions exists:

(1) (A) A summer school session serving pupils enrolled in elementary school, as defined in clause (iii), shall be granted a waiver if a Summer Food Service Program for Children site is available within one-half mile of the schoolsite and either of the following conditions exists:

(i) The hours of operation of the Summer Food Service Program for Children site commence no later than one-half hour after the completion of the summer school session day.

(ii) The hours of operation of the Summer Food Service Program for Children site conclude no earlier than one hour after the completion of the summer school session day.

(iii) For purposes of this subdivision, "elementary school" means a public school that maintains kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 8, inclusive.

(B) A summer school session serving pupils enrolled in middle school, junior high school, or high school shall be granted a waiver if a Summer Food Service Program for Children site is available within one mile of the schoolsite and either of the following conditions exists:

(i) The hours of operation of the Summer Food Service Program for Children site commence no later than one-half hour after the completion of the summer school session day.

(ii) The hours of operation of the Summer Food Service Program for Children site conclude no earlier than one hour after the completion of the summer school session day.

(2) (A) Serving meals during the summer school session would result in a financial loss to the school district, documented in a financial analysis performed by the school district, in an amount equal to one-third of net cash resources, as defined in Section 210.2 of Part 210 of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations, which, for purposes of this article, shall exclude funds that are encumbered. If there are no net cash resources, an amount equal to the operating costs of one month as averaged over the summer school sessions.

(B) The financial analysis required by subparagraph (A) shall include a projection of future meal program participation based on either of the following:

(i) Commencement of a meal service period after the commencement of the summer school session day and conclusion of a meal service period before the completion of the summer school session day.

(ii) Operation of a schoolsite as an open Summer Seamless Option or a Summer Food Service Program for Children site, and providing adequate notification thereof, including flyers and banners, in order to fulfill community needs under the Summer Food Service Program for Children (7 C.F.R. 225.14(d)(3)).

(3) The entire summer school day is two hours or less in duration.

(b) The state board and the Superintendent shall provide leadership to encourage and support schools and public agencies to participate in the Summer Food Service Program for Children, consistent with the intent of Section 49504.

(c) An application for a waiver shall be submitted no later than 60 days before the last regular meeting of the state board before the commencement of the summer school session for which the waiver is sought.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 76, Sec. 44.)