Act Now:Ensure school districts have the resources they need to support the health of
Join CFPA in commenting on the California Department of Education's draft Statements of Model Practices, a new resource intended to support school districts in improving student outcomes through the Local Control Funding Formula.
5:00PM on February 24, 2017.
Providing feedback is easy! It should take
five minutes or less and could make a big difference for students across California!
Step 2: Follow the survey prompts. After entering your participant information,
indicate that you would like to comment on Priority 1-7 by checking the corresponding boxes. (see image)
Copy and paste the following text into the text box for each Priority 1-7 and the general comments (see image). (Alternatively, use CFPA's full comments as a guide to writing your own comments):
I / (We) recommend that the Statements of Model Practices:
Include language and practices that promote the whole child approach to education--supporting students' social, emotional and physical needs.
Provide model practices for districts to improve access to school meal programs.
Research tells us that healthy and well-nourished children are more likely to attend class, be ready to learn, stay engaged and perform well in school. However, around 2 million children in California live in food insecure households, meaning they have limited or uncertain access to adequate food. School meal programs help level the playing field for low-income California children by providing them the nutrition they need to learn, grow and thrive.
There are many evidence-based nutrition actions that districts can take to help low-income students reach their full academic potential. For example:
Breakfast after the bell. School breakfast significantly improves school performance and reduces absenteeism and tardiness while improving children's diets.
Meals free of charge to all students. Children experiencing hunger are more likely to have behavioral, emotional and academic problems. Offering universal free meals increases meal participation which can decrease a child's risk of experiencing hunger.
For more examples of Model Practices see CFPA's LCAP Guide: