Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Percentage of Students who qualify for free or reduced lunches in BUSD shared with School Board

There will be a BUSD school board meeting this Wednesday, February 13. One item that is being shared with the board and is included in the packet are the percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced lunches at each of the BUSD schools.

According to the National School Lunch Program, "Children from families with incomes at or below 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free meals. Those with incomes between 130 percent and 185 percent of the poverty level are eligible for reduced‐price meals, for which students can be charged no more than 40 cents. (For the period July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013, 130 percent of the poverty level is $29,965 for a family of four; 185 percent is $42,643.)"

The following information and tables are found starting on page 53 of the packet for this week's meeting: 

The full agenda and packet is available on the Board Member Information page of the BUSD webpage. 

If you're interested in attending the meeting or watching/listening to it live, the public session begins at 7:30 PM on the 2nd floor of 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The meetings are also broadcast on local cable channel 33 and on the radio at KPFB 89.3 FM. You can also access the video links in the "update" section of the Board Meeting information page about a week after the meetings. 

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