Year 2 Demonstration Impacts of Using Medicaid Data to Directly Certify Students for Free School Meals: Final Evaluation Report (Summary)

Publisher: Alexandria, VA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
Jun 07, 2016
Authors
Lara Hulsey, Joshua Leftin, Anne Gordon, Claire Smither Wulsin, Nicholas Redel, Allen Schirm, Nicholas Beyler, Sheila Heaviside, Brian Estes, and Carole Trippe
This report focuses on the experiences of States and districts conducting DC-M during School Year (SY) 2013-2014, the second year of the demonstration. It examines whether DC-M leads to changes in the percentage of students certified, the number of meals served, Federal reimbursements, and certification costs incurred by districts. It also assesses State-level administrative costs and identifies the challenges that States and districts face when implementing DC-M.