§302A-404  School meals.  (a)  School meals shall be made available under the school meals program in every school where the students are required to eat meals at school.

     (b)  No student shall be denied a meal solely for failure to pay:

     (1)  Within the first twenty-one days of the first semester of a school year while the student's application for free or reduced lunch is being processed; or

     (2)  Within seven days after a student's meal fund account reaches a zero or negative balance.

     (c)  The department may adopt rules or policies governing the collection of funds for student meal accounts with a negative fund balance; provided that no rule or policy shall prohibit feeding a student as required pursuant to subsection (b). [L 1996, c 89, pt of §2; am L 2009, c 26, §3; am L 2017, c 194, §1]