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"Implications of Adjusting Income Eligibility Thresholds and Reimbursement Rates by Geographic Differences"

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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.

Vol. 34, Issue 01, Page 5

Published in Print: August 20, 2014, as School Meals
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