California should preserve the benefits of Provision 2 and the Community Eligibility Provision for high-poverty schools and their students as the Local Control Funding Formula is implemented.
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Hungry students cannot learn, grow, or achieve at their fullest potential. Low-income students and high-poverty schools need access to education resources â€“ and those resources should include nutrition. Provision 2 and the Community Eligibility Provision improve low-income students'access to school meals while decreasing burdens on families, schools, and school districts. More than 3 million students in California are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. Like all students, they deserve to be well nourished and fueled for success.
California's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the federal school nutrition programs both aim to provide low-income students with access to essential resources. Provision 2 and the Community Eligibility Provision are federally authorized administrative options that increase access to free school meals for students attending high-poverty schools.
Making LCFF compatible with Provision 2 and the Community Eligibility Provision will ensure that both state and federal resources are directed where they are needed the most.
6.20.2014 Today the Governor signed into law a change that better aligns state education funding (via the Local Control Funding Formula – LCFF) with access to free school meals. Read more here…
6.2.2014 In recent weeks, the Assembly and Senate Budget Committees took action to include proposals in their respective 2014-15 budgets that would better align the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) with school meal provisions such as Provision 2 (P2) and the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Read more here…
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. Read more here…
CFPA’s factsheet on preserving resources for high-poverty schools PDF
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