Status Summary

Floor amendment(s) adopted; Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Third reading, passed; yeas, 40; nays, 8; absent, 0; excused, 1 on 1/19
First reading, referred to Education in the House on 1/23. It was not scheduled for a hearing and therefore is dead.
Please note, the House version of Breakfast After the Bell passed both the House and Senate.
(updated 2/22)

Legislative Session





Sen. Wellman

Requires all “high-need” schools (70% students who receive free/reduced price meals) to offer breakfast to students after the beginning of the school day. Currently, school breakfast is not considered part of “instructional hours”; this bill clarifies that all schools that provide students the opportunity to engage in educational activities during breakfast can consider that time instructional hours.

OSPI will: develop and distribute guidelines and procedures for the implementation of the program, offer training and assistance to public schools and districts, and collect data on program delivery models.