SB 213: "An Act providing for funding for school lunch and breakfast."

00 SENATE BILL NO. 213 01 "An Act providing for funding for school lunch and breakfast." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 14.17 is amended by adding a new section to read: 04 Sec. 14.17.425. State funding for school lunch and breakfast. (a) To 05 supplement the cost of lunch and breakfast provided to each student in the district who 06 is eligible for a free or reduced-price lunch under 42 U.S.C. 1771 - 1784, in addition to 07 public school funding, the department shall provide funding to a school district for 08 lunch and for breakfast to each eligible student. To implement this subsection, the 09 department shall provide a base amount of 35 cents for each lunch or 15 cents for each 10 breakfast, to which amount the department shall add an additional amount, expressed 11 in cents and not applied as a cost factor, that is determined by 12 (1) reducing the applicable district cost factor provided in 13 AS 14.17.460 by 1.0; and 14 (2) dividing the remainder determined under (1) of this subsection by 15 four; the department shall round to the nearest cent a quotient that is not a whole

01 number. 02 (b) Beginning July 1, 2011, the base amount under (a) of this section shall be 03 adjusted annually on October 1 according to changes in the Consumer Price Index for 04 all urban consumers for the Anchorage metropolitan area compiled by the United 05 States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The index for 2009 is the 06 reference base index for an adjustment made under this subsection.