How is a campus’ economically disadvantaged rate determined for accountability?
Districts are required to collect household socioeconomic information and annually report in PEIMS the economically disadvantaged status for each child. Economically disadvantaged PEIMS codes 01, 02, and 99 are used for accountability. Economically disadvantaged data are used widely throughout the agency as well as for reporting to the U.S. Department of Education. This requirement is wholly independent of the U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements for providing meals.