LOS ANGELES (Feb. 6, 2013) – LAUSD has fully supported the cafeteria and meals program. LAUSD serves 650,000 meals a day and leads the nation in meal quality and nutritional content. All children were served meals and no child was ever denied a meal due to this past accounting issue.
The District and California Department of Education (CDE) have been working cooperatively to clarify the accounting methodology to ensure full compliance to Federal and State guidelines. All disputed costs for the years in question have been adjusted accordingly.
The District looks forward to success with state education officials in this work to find a more rational approach to accounting and compliance guidelines for all schools statewide.