§ 16-8-10. Mandatory school lunch programs.
All public elementary and secondary schools shall be required to make type A lunches available to students attending those schools in accordance with rules and regulations adopted from time to time by the department of elementary and secondary education. To the extent that federal, state, and other funds are available, free and reduced price type A lunches shall be provided to all students from families that meet the current specific criteria established by federal and state regulations. The requirement that type A lunches be provided shall apply to locally managed school lunch programs, and school lunch programs administered directly by the department of elementary and secondary education or by any other public agency whether using school facilities or a commercial catering service. The department of elementary and secondary education is further authorized to expand the school lunch program to the extent that federal, state, and/or local funds are available by the utilization of one or more food preparation centers for delivery to participating schools for the purpose of providing meals to students on a more economical basis than could be provided by a community acting individually.
(P.L. 1947, ch. 1979, § 4; G.L. 1956, § 16-8-10; P.L. 1972, ch. 140, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 84, § 45.)