Wednesday, January 11, 2017
School Board Comes Out Against State Bills Mandating Less Sugar in Student Meals: County education officials oppose five school-related bills, stay neutral on another The Montgomery County Board of Education is opposing state bills that would allow school systems to buy used buses for the Head Start program and require them to crack down on students’ sugar intake. Elected leaders on Tuesday weighed in on six education-related proposals that state lawmakers will consider during the Maryland General Assembly session that begins Wednesday. The board came out against five of them and took no position on the sixth. Two of the proposals opposed by the board dealt with sugar in school meals. Both would mandate that local education officials craft a plan for reducing students’ sugar consumption, and one would also force counties to form workgroups to study the issue.
Posted by Janis Sartucci at 1:10 PM