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Gov. Abbott signs bill that seeks to end “lunch shaming”

Published on June 15, 2017 under CommunityImpact

Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law Thursday that includes a measure addressing one of the most fractious issues of the 85th legislative session: “lunch shaming” for Texas public school students who run out of money in their lunch accounts. Over the course of the session, state Rep. Helen Giddings, D-DeSoto, repeatedly clashed with a group of far-right representatives that called themselves the Freedom Caucus over the effort to feed students who run out of money in their lunch accounts. The enactment of Senate Bill 1566 — which includes an amendment creating a grace period allowing these students to continue eating […]

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Source: Community Impact- Round Rock

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