THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Office of P-20 Education Policy
The appropriation provided in the 2008-2009 New York State Budget for the 2008-09 school year for the school lunch and breakfast programs resulted in a two percent cut to State reimbursement. The budget language specifically states that such reimbursement shall be limited to 98 percent of the State reimbursement rates that were applicable in the 2007-08 school year. All prior year claims received for payment in the 2008-09 fiscal year were not subject to the 2% cut.
In addition to the above change, State reimbursement for the school lunch and breakfast program has been further reduced by six percent of the above reduced amount effective September 1, 2008. This reduction affects any meal claims that were undisbursed.
Please click here to access the revised reimbursement rates.