Pittsburgh Public Schools officials are asking parents to sign a petition asking the city to allow them to opt out of the new law that requires schools to offer free breakfast to students who show up early.
School officials released the petition Wednesday as part of a new initiative that is designed to make the school breakfast more accessible for parents.
The petition asks parents to join the petition.
It also asks Pittsburgh Public School Board President David Karp and Education Commissioner David Smith to address parents.
Pittsburgh Public Schools said the policy would be implemented beginning in 2019, but the school district said the new rule is still in its earliest stages.
The policy would require all schools to serve breakfast and lunch, with some exceptions.
It would also require that all meals be prepared with the use of refrigerated, frozen and microwaveable equipment.
The new policy is designed by the Pittsburgh Partnership for Responsible Education, which aims to reduce the number of children who need to be hospitalized for emergency medical care.
The policy would also include free, non-alcoholic lunches and dinners at public schools for students.
Pittsylvania is one of several states in the nation that has adopted school breakfast laws.
In a separate petition, the Pittsburgh Public Health Commission says that the policy will cost the district $6.8 million a year.
The commission also said the policies could increase the number and severity of illnesses, and may make it more difficult for parents to provide their children with a healthy meal.