LD 577- An Act To Increase Access to Nutritious Foods in Schools by Implementing an After-school Food Program for At-risk Students


Beginning with the 2020 school year, a school administrative unit with at least one public school in which at least 50% of students qualified for a free or reduced-price lunch during the preceding school year shall participate in the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).


A report listing all districts/schools that meet that 50% or more criteria can be found here: https://www.maine.gov/doe/sites/maine.gov.doe/files/inline-files/ED534byDistrict%20%283%29.pdf


A school administrative unit that is required to operate a federal Child and Adult Care Food Program may choose not to operate such a program if it determines by a vote of the governing body of the school administrative unit after notice and a public hearing that operating such a program would be financially or logistically impracticable.


LD 577 can be found here: https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0421&item=3&snum=129


Due to the fact that RSU 2 does not run any after school programs at our individual schools, we are opting out of the CACFP program. This excludes the backpack programs our children take home with them to support nutrition help.


Public comment is welcomed at the October School Board Meeting on October 3, 2019 located Marcia Buker Elementary School at 6:00 PM.