Breakfast in the classroom may be cut in wealthy LA schools

The alternative option being considered is to provide low-income students a meal during a morning nutrition break.

LOS ANGELES—The head of the Los Angeles Unified School District's food services division is recommending administrators allow schools in the most affluent neighborhoods to opt out of its "breakfast in the classroom" program, according to an internal memo obtained by KPCC.

Instead, low-income students at these schools would be served a meal during a morning nutrition break.

Under the proposal, only schools where less than 20 percent of the student body qualifies for free or reduced lunch would be allowed to bow out. Based on the latest district figures, only about 40 of the districts more than 1,000 charter, magnet and traditional schools would qualify.

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