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Drinking Water for Students in Schools

Senate Bill 1413 External link opens in new window or tab., Chapter 558, Statutes of 2010 established California Education Code Section 38086, which requires school districts to provide access to free, fresh drinking water during meal times in school service areas by July 1, 2011, unless the governing board of a school district adopts a resolution stating it is unable to comply with the requirement due to fiscal constraints or health and safety concerns. Further information is available on the California Department of Education's Healthy Eating and Nutrition Education Web page.

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, December 23, 2015