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California State Preschool Program (CSPP) Free or Reduced-Price Meal Eligibility Criteria

The California Department of Education has released the Management Bulletin 20-01California State Preschool Program (CSPP) Free or Reduced-Price Meal Eligibility Criteria to Enroll Four-Year-Olds to share guidance and instructions as related to new eligibility criteria for the California State Preschool Program (CSPP).

The purpose of this Management Bulletin (MB) is to provide guidance and instructions to California State Preschool Program (CSPP) contractors about implementing new eligibility criteria to allow the enrollment of four-year-olds pursuant to California Education Code (EC) Section 8236.3. Starting on January 1, 2020, a CSPP provider operating within the attendance boundary of a public elementary school, except a charter or magnet school, where at least 80 percent of enrolled students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals (FRPM) may enroll four-year-old children under specific conditions as described below and in the attached CSPP FRPM Eligibility and Enrollment Implementation Guidance (CSPP FRPM Implementation Guidance) (Attachment A).

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