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Melanie Wong | Oct 17, 201910:50 AM     11

" . . . The new legislation, authored by state Sen. Robert Hertzberg, makes it so schools are no longer allowed to serve cheaper, 'alternative' lunches to students whose parents are unable to pay.

It ensures that all students will get a 'state reimbursable meal of their choice,' even if their parent or guardian has unpaid meal fees.

Kyote made headlines this summer after he donated $74.80 of his allowance savings to pay off the school lunch debt for his third-grade classmates at West Park Elementary School in Napa, California. . ."

Calif. Ends School Lunch-Shaming by Guaranteeing All Students Will Get a Meal

Gov. Gavin Newsom gave a special shoutout to elementary schooler Ryan Kyote for helping bring the issue to national attention

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