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112 STAT. 3156 PUBLIC LAW 105-336—OCT. 31, 1998 to permit a valid evaluation of the effects of the pilot projects; and "(iv) shall meet all other requirements that the Secretary may reasonably require. " (8) EVALUATION OF PILOT PROJECTS.— "(A) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service, shall conduct an evaluation of the pilot projects conducted by the school food authorities selected for participation. "(B) CONTENT. — The evaluation shall include— "(i) a determination of the effect of participation in the pilot project on the academic achievement, attendance and tardiness, and dietary intake over the course of a day of participating children that is not attributable to changes in educational policies and practices; and "(ii) a determination of the effect that participation by elementary schools in the pilot project has on the proportion of students who eat breakfast and on the paperwork required to be completed by the schools. "(C) REPORT.— On completion of the pilot projects and the evaluation, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a report describing the results of the evaluation of the pilot projects required under subparagraph (A). " (9) REIMBURSEMENT.— "(A) IN GENERAL. — Except as provided in subparagraph (B), a school conducting a pilot project under this subsection shall receive a total Federal reimbursement under the school breakfast program in an amount that is equal to the total Federal reimbursement for the school for the prior year under the program (adjusted to reflect changes in the series for food away from home of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor and adjusted for fluctuations in enrollment). "(B) EXCESS NEEDS.— Funds required for the pilot project in excess of the level of reimbursement received by the school for the prior year (adjusted to reflect changes described in subparagraph (A) and adjusted for fluctuations in enrollment) may be taken from any non-Federal source or from amounts provided under this subsection. "(10) AUTHORIZATION OP APPROPRIATIONS. — "(A) IN GENERAL. —There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this subsection. "(B) REQUIREMENT.—No amounts may be provided under this subsection unless specifically provided in appropriations Acts.". (c) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.— (1) Section 18 of the National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1769), as amended by subsections (a) and (b), is further amended by redesignating subsections (d), (f), and (i) as subsections (c), (d), and (e), respectively.