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State complying with new law on school fundraisers
by Staff Reports
July 20, 2014 11:22 AM | 5305 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In response to new federal school nutrition regulations, State School Superintendent John Barge and the Georgia Board of Education Friday announced they are initiating the rule-making process to amend the state board rule to comply with the federal Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010.

Federal regulations require these new standards to be enacted starting July 1. The proposed amended rule will include provisions that require local school systems to have policies regarding the sale of competitive foods during school and school-related activities (fundraisers). The rule will also contain new definitions for “competitive foods,” school campus and school day.

The initiated rule will allow schools to hold 30 fundraisers per school per school year that are food-related and that do not meet the nutrition standards established by federal law. The department will also develop a procedure for school districts to obtain a temporary exemption from its approved fundraiser limit, 30, on a case-by-case basis.

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