District of Columbia - Free water during lunch: Federal requirement

Area: 
Federal Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires making free potable water available during meals.

Code of the District of Columbia § 38–822.03. Additional requirements for public school meals.

(c) Public schools, public charter schools, and participating private schools shall make cold, filtered water available free to students, through water fountains or other means, when meals are served to students in public schools, public charter schools, and participating private schools.

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