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Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC)

Utah law requires schools to provide an alternate breakfast service (BIC) when 70% or more students qualify for free or reduced lunch. This school year, a total of 19 schools will participate in the Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) program during the 2021-2022 school year. All students who attend our schools in the morning, regardless of income level, will be eligible to receive one free breakfast each day they attend school. Teachers will schedule 10 minutes at the beginning of class each morning for students to enjoy a healthy breakfast with their classmates.


Breakfast in the Classroom Common Questions and Answers


1- What schools in the Salt Lake City School District will participate in the BIC program during SY'2021-2022?

Participating Schools: Backman, Edison, Escalante, Franklin, Liberty, M. Lynn Bennion, Mary W. Jackson, Meadowlark, Mountain View, North Star, Parkview, Riley, Rose Park, Washington, Whittier, Glendale Middle, Northwest Middle, SLCSE-Bryant, and Horizonte.


2- How long will the BIC program last?

The BIC program will run from the first scheduled day of school through the end of the school year.


3- Is each student required to take a school breakfast?

No. Receiving a school breakfast is an individual choice and not a requirement.


4- Where must my child go in the morning to receive a breakfast?

At each location, school hours and bell schedules will remain unchanged. Students will be instructed where to assemble in the morning where adult supervision is provided. Each student will have the opportunity to pick up their meal before proceeding directly to their assigned classroom. Due to building overcrowding and student safety concerns, we ask all parents to quickly exit the building after dropping off their children at school.


5- What are the new breakfast service hours at each school?

Each school will provide detailed information to their school community.


6- Will the BIC program provide a free lunch to all students who attend the school?

No. School lunch is not included as part of the BIC program. Students will continue to eat their lunch in the school cafeteria as normal. Student accounts will be charged the regular student price for a school lunch, unless the student qualifies for free and reduced meal benefits.

Note:  All students, regardless of income status, may receive one free breakfast and one free lunch each day they attend school during the 2021-2022 school year.


7- Should I apply for free and reduced meal benefits if my student attends a BIC program school?

YES. The school district relies entirely upon federal funding to cover the cost of the BIC program. Annual free and reduced meal benefit applications or individual direct certification through Utah government agencies is still recommended.


Additional Information can be found on the document below labeled: BIC - Common Questions & Concerns

If you happen to have any further questions or concerns, feel free to give our office a call: 801-974-8380