UMP Mandates Webinar

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Recorded live on April 29, 2022


Zoom Webinar

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Come this fall, all California charter schools will be subject to federal laws governing nutritionally adequate breakfasts and lunches. It’s an astonishing rule change given that California charter schools must maintain compliance with these laws regardless of their enrollment in (or even eligibility to) these federal programs.

Driving the change is the new Universal Meals Program (UMP), which was established by the education omnibus budget trailer bill, AB 130. Specifically, the UMP will: 

  • Require all classroom-based charter schools to offer two meals a day meeting federal meal standards, free of charge, to all students, without regard to their income status.
  • Effectively mandate schools to participate in the complex federal meals programs. 

This webinar reviews the complex mandate to provide free meals twice daily to all students starting in the 2022-23 school year and to participate in complex federal funding programs. It also provides practical tips on how to navigate this massive mandate with an eye toward nutritionally sound, yet financially and operationally sustainable, implementation in charter school settings.

Why Attend?

The UMP affects schools differently depending on their size, demographics and whether or not they are enrolled in the federal meals program. Watch this webinar to explore key considerations and decisions for charter leaders as you prepare to implement these mandates at your school. 

Understand the impact of the mandates

Review the meal service mandates and how they differ from current law and understand key operational considerations and challenges.

Get guidance based on your school's context

This webinar outlines practical implications for schools that currently do and do not participate in federal meal programs as well as discusses the "universal feeding" provisions required of schools serving significant portions of low-income students.

Receive answers to your specific questions

We'll make time to answer your specific questions and concerns during the live webinar.

Who Attends?

CSDC Member Schools and Authorizers

This webinar is one of many exclusive benefits of CSDC School and Authorizer Membership. Learn more about CSDC Membership.

Operations and finance leaders

Attend this webinar to better understand the mandates in the UMP and how they will or will not affect your existing food program. 

Newly established School Food Authorities in the 2022-23 school year

Staff of new SFAs should attend to receive tips for developing operational capacity and successfully managing a federal meals program. 

Webinar Hosts

This webinar is hosted by the Charter Schools Development Center in collaboration with the School Food and Wellness Group.

View Recording

CSDC hosted this webinar live on Friday, April 29, 2022.

The recording of the live session is now available exclusively to CSDC School and Authorizer Members.