Don’t you find it interesting that such a bill has NEVER before been proposed for Kosher lunches in New York City schools, even though Jewish students make up a vastly larger percentage of the student population than Muslims do? Whatever happened to bringing a bag lunch when you don’t like what’s on the menu?
Within weeks of becoming NYC Mayor, Bill deBlasio ordered that NYC Public Schools close down for two Muslim holidays each year as a quid pro quo for the Muslim vote. Now THIS.
BILL NUMBER: A7231
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring public schools in any city with a population over one million to offer food options during lunch
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This legislation will require a public school, in any city that has over one million inhabitants, to offer food options, upon request, to any students practicing a religious faith with specific dietary restriction.
In city with ethnic diversity like New York City, the population of residents and children who practice a religious faith with specific dietary restrictions is rising. Because of their religious dietary requirements, these students, who are attending public schools in New York City, are restricted in what they can eat during lunch at school. In certain cases, even though public schools already provide healthy and nutritious food options, students have to go without out eating and throw away lunches that do not meet their religious food restrictions. Offering students these types of food options, including halal, kosher, and vegetarian food options, during lunch not only accommodates their dietary restriction but also enhances students’ awareness and respect for diversity in cultures, religions, and ethnicities.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
One hundred and twenty days after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rules or regu- lations necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made one or before such date.