CFPA proposes to extend the needy-student meal mandate to California charter schools, ensuring that all low-income California students whether attending a traditional public school or public charter school, have access to these essential nutrition benefits.
Nutrition Policy Advocate
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The number of charter schools across California continues to grow; during the 2010-2011 school year alone, the total number of charter schools in California grew by 100. At a total of 982 schools, California has the highest concentration of charters in any state. This presents a crucial opportunity to ensure that all of the more than 412,000 California students attending California charter schools receive the resources necessary to support their academic success, including a free or reduced price meal if eligible. Currently, California charter schools are exempt from the state requirement that public schools serve one meal a day to students who qualify for free or reduced price meals.
10.1.2012 AB 1594 (Eng) Improving Charter School Nutrition was vetoed by the Governor on Saturday, September 29. AB 1594 would have extended California’s needy student meal Read more here…
9.4.2012 On Wednesday, August 22, AB 1594 passed the Senate floor with a vote of 22-13. The bill then returned to the Assembly on Tuesday, August 28 for concurrence on amendments Read more here…
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 Read more here…
A CFPA prepared sample support letter to the Governor. doc
A CFPA prepared printable postcard to mail-in to the Governor’s office in support of AB 1594. PDF
A CFPA prepared sample script for calls to the Governor’s office in support of AB 1594. PDF
A CFPA-prepared floor alert. PDF
CFPA prepared summary of amendments taken in the Assembly. PDF
A CFPA prepared document outlining available data related to AB 1594 (Eng) PDF
AB 1594 (Eng) as amended. link
CFPA prepared fact sheet PDF
A CFPA prepared document answering questions about the proposal PDF
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