Gov. Hickenlooper to sign ‘Breakfast After the Bell’
New law gives more than 80,000 additional kids access to a healthy breakfast at school
WHAT: Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign House Bill 2013-1006, the Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition Program, in a signing ceremony with school children at an elementary school in Adams County School District 14 of Commerce City.
HB-1006 was designed to combat child hunger in schools with a high percentage of students from low-income families. It was sponsored by Reps. Dominick Moreno of Commerce City and Tony Exum of Colorado Springs, and Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo.
The bill requires Colorado schools to offer breakfast after the bell to all students beginning in the 2014-15 school year, if 80 percent or more of their student body is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. In the 2015-16 school year, schools with 70 percent or more qualifying students will have to follow suit.
To learn more about Breakfast After the Bell, visit HungerFreeColorado.org.
WHEN: - Wednesday, May 15, from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
- Breakfast in the Classroom
- Bill signing ceremony @ 9 a.m.
WHERE: Rose Hill Elementary
6900 E. 58th Ave.
Commerce City, CO 80022
CONTACT: Michelle Ray, Hunger Free Colorado, cell (720) 432-0255
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