On July 9, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 130 establishing the California Universal Meals Program. Beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year, all school districts, county offices of education and charter schools serving TK through 12th Grades must provide two meals free of charge (breakfast and lunch) during each school day to students requesting a meal, regardless of their free or reduced-price meal eligibility. This new requirement is codified in Section 49501.5 of the California Education Code.
To comply with this new mandate, the Cold Spring School District has partnered with the Santa Barbara Unified School District to provide free Breakfast and free Lunch to any family requesting a meal for their child. In addition to the free Santa Barbara Unified meal menu, Cold Spring School District will continue to partner with Locally Grown Kids for those families wanting to purchase a custom hot lunch for their child.
Below is the menu for the month of September provided by Santa Barbara Unified. These are the free meals that will be offered at Cold Spring School District beginning on August 18, for Grades 1-6 and September 12, for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten. The nutritional values are also posted below. The menu for October will be available mid-September. In order to reserve meals for the month of September, you must complete the registration form below and confirm your income level. Confirming your income is a State requirement of the program. Ordering breakfast and lunch will be offered on a monthly basis for the upcoming month. To ensure a smooth operation, the District will require that the order for the month be submitted by the deadline noted in the registration form.
Breakfast will be served between 8:00 AM and 8:15 AM.
Lunch will be served during the regular grade level lunch period between 11:30 AM and 12:15 PM.