Governor Brown's Revised Budget: LCFF and School Meals

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5.13.014 We are glad to see that Governor Brown is working to address the impact of the Local Control Funding Formula on access to much-needed, free school meals.

Provision 2 (P2) and the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) are federally authorized options that increase access to free school meals for students attending high-poverty schools. Making LCFF compatible with P2 and CEP will help direct state and federal resources where they are needed most.

Included in the summary of the Governor's revised budget is a proposal that would better align LCFF and P2 by allowing P2 schools to establish a four-year baseline of low-income students for the purposes of LCFF (with annual adjustments for incoming and outgoing students).

While the Governor's proposal is a step in the right direction, it does not address the complications that LCFF creates for the new Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). We will continue our efforts to optimize P2 and CEP -- and ensure that California's 3 million low-income students receive the health and academic benefits of school meals.

Learn more about the connections between LCFF and school meals. link
Read CFPA's full response to the Governor's revised budget. link

Questions? Please contact Tia Shimada at 510.433.1122 ext. 109 or tia@cfpa.net