The more than 900 publicly financed charter schools in California are freed from many rules that apply to school districts. When it comes to meals, charter school officials are left to make independent decisions about what’s for lunch. Some choose not to serve it at all, raising questions about whether the nutrition needs of some of the state’s poorest children are being met. A recent state audit found incomplete records and lack of response made it difficult to provide a complete picture of nutrition programs on charter campuses.
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