"Implications of Adjusting Income Eligibility Thresholds and Reimbursement Rates by Geographic Differences"
What would happen if the U.S. Department of Agriculture made its eligible income levels and reimbursements for free and reduced-price meals sensitive to regional cost differences?
A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office finds that using two commonly accepted, regionally sensitive eligibility measures would lead to fewer students being deemed eligible in most states, with a few high-cost areas, such as the Northeastern states, seeing more eligible students.
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