Bill Would Add Free Water To School Lunches, But Some Districts Can't Afford To Comply

11/20/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times latimes.com

In many California school cafeterias, there's no free water to drink. Surprised?

"Everyone I talked to says, 'You're kidding,' " said state Sen. Mark Leno (D- San Francisco).

Leno has introduced legislation to change that. His bill requiring schools to offer drinking water at no charge to students has passed the Senate and Assembly and awaits the governor's signature -- a fairly sure thing because the governor sponsored the bill.

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