Child nutrition school lunch protection program - expansion of eligible grades - appropriation. Under current law, the act expands the child nutrition school lunch protection program (program) that provides reduced-price meals to children in state-subsidized early childhood education programs administered by public schools or in kindergarten through fifth grade who would otherwise have to pay for a reduced-price lunch. The act extends the grade of eligibility to eighth grade in schools that elect to participate in the expanded program.
The act authorizes an annual appropriation, including a cap on the amount of the annual appropriation, to cover the expanded grades of eligible children. For the 2018-19 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $564,279 from the general fund to the department of education for the program.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)