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Article 3.5. Child Nutrition Allowances   

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The Superintendent shall make allowances for child nutrition as follows:

(a) Reimbursement of child nutrition entities, as defined by Section 49530.5, for all free and reduced-price meals, pursuant to Section 49536.

(b) Reimbursement of school districts for the difference between the current fiscal year median statewide lunch or breakfast cost for all free and reduced-price meals required by Section 49550 as determined by the Superintendent and the combined total income per meal derived from pupil charges, federal funds, and state funds as provided in Article 11 (commencing with Section 49550) of Chapter 9 of Part 27.

(c) Reimbursement of county superintendents of schools for the difference between the current fiscal year median statewide lunch or breakfast cost for all free and reduced-price meals as determined by the Superintendent and the combined total income per meal derived from pupil charges, federal funds, and state funds as provided in Article 11 (commencing with Section 49550) of Chapter 9 of Part 27.

The combined state and federal reimbursements shall not exceed the current fiscal year median statewide lunch or breakfast cost. If the combined pupil charges, state reimbursements, and federal reimbursements exceed the current median statewide lunch or breakfast costs, the federal funds shall be expended prior to the expenditure of any state funds.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 174, Sec. 2.)

Reference:

Education Code 49530.5

Education Code 49536

Education Code 49550