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Breakfast before the Bell has consequences

In Our Opinion


January 18, 2018

A bill that would require certain public schools to provide breakfast to children who arrive after classes have begun and traditional breakfast is no longer being served is making its way through the Washington Legislature.

House Bill 1508, known as “Breakfast after the Bell,” passed the House 83-15 and now heads to the Senate for consideration. The bill, if enacted into law, would supplement a federal nutrition program by setting up a collaboration between the Department of Agriculture and the state’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to supply breakfast to students...

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