Hunger-Free Students Bill Of Rights

 

Taking note of the lunch shaming issue, New Mexico created a bill specifically to prevent schools from singling out students who do not pay for their lunch. The bill makes it illegal for schools to do anything to treat students differently if they do not pay. Schools also have to make more efforts to remind parents to fill out the free and reduced lunch applications, and if the school knows the student qualifies they are required to fill out the application for them if the parent does not. To look at the bill and see more of the policies check out the link:

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/17%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0374.pdf