Bill to Improve Tech Equipment Includes $175,000 for Burlington Public Schools

A new bond bill supported by Burlington’s representatives in the state house to improve technology infrastructure includes $175,000 for Burlington Public Schools.

According to a joint release from State Sen. Cindy Friedman and State Rep. Ken Gordon, the Massachusetts Legislature recently passed a bill authorizing up to $1.8 billion in spending for the improvement of information technology equipment and other capital projects in Massachusetts, including an authorization to support technology infrastructure upgrades at Burlington Public Schools.

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Breakfast After the Bell Legislation Becomes Law

BOSTON (8/11/2020) – The Massachusetts Legislature recently passed legislation to fight childhood hunger and boost participation rates in school breakfast programs in schools with high percentages of students from low-income families in the Commonwealth. The bill, An Act regarding breakfast after the bell, would require all public K‑12 schools with 60 percent or more students eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the federal National School Lunch Program to offer breakfast after the instructional day begins. The bill was signed into law shortly after.

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