AB 1594 (Eng) Passes Senate Appropriations Committee!
8.17.2012 AB 1594 Improving Charter School Nutrition was taken off suspense and passed the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday, August 16. AB 1594 would extend the needy student meal mandate to California charter schools, ensuring that all low-income students have access to these essential benefits.
Amendments were taken in an effort to alleviate costs. The bill as passed no longer codifies a hardship waiver process specifically related to charter school meal requirement. With this change charter schools will still be able to apply for a waiver of the requirement under existing waiver processes, therefore avoiding redundancy in code.
AB 1594 needs your continued support to move off the Senate Floor and on to the Governor’s desk. We’ve prepared an AB 1594 Floor Alert. Please email or fax a copy to your Senator.