Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's
In February 2015, Commissioner Mitchell Chester released a clarification stating that instruction
provided during Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) can count toward meeting a school's structured learning time requirement. You can read the full text here. In order for breakfast to count, the following conditions must be met:
This clarification was released in response to hearing from "a number of districts that would like to offer [Breakfast in the Classroom] if the time can count toward the structured learning time requirement." It paves the way for many more Massachusetts districts to implement BIC and ensure their students are ready to learn each day.