Act 55 of 2017
Act 55 of 2017:
Act 55 of 2017 amended Section 1337 of the Pennsylvania Public School Code prohibiting schools from denying a school food program meal to any student who requests one but does not have the money to pay for the meal at the time of service or in their meal account.
Since 2017, the original language of Section 1337 has been amended two more times. Act 39 of 2018 added flexibility to the communication that was permitted regarding meal account balances, and most recently, Act 16 of 2019 amended the law by stipulating the amount of debt that can be incurred and actions a school may take.
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