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CA executive order ensures students are fed during coronavirus school closures

With many schools closing due to the coronavirus - what is the impact for families that rely on school-based food assistance programs for their children?

Posted: Mar 16, 2020 7:56 AM
Updated: Mar 16, 2020 9:03 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - With many schools closing due to the coronavirus - what is the impact for families that rely on school-based food assistance programs for their children?

An executive order signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday looks to ensure there is funding for schools in the event of a physical closure for schools.

The order states that even if schools do decide to close because of the pandemic - they still have to provide school meals to all its students.

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This is all through the summer food service program.

In addition to meals, the order requires schools to find a way to provide independent study and distance learning for its students.

School districts will have to arrange for supervision for students during school hours. The order will also ensure school district employees will still get paid.

There are no specific details as to how schools across the state are going to implement these procedures.

State leaders will help every school district in the state to put these changes into effect.

Action News Now will update as new details are released. 

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