SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 21
April 25, 1997
|FROM:||Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Summer Food Service under National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs|
School divisions that are offering summer educational programs to children may participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Summer school lunch and/or breakfast programs are a continuation of the school lunch and breakfast programs offered during the school year and must meet all federal and state regulations and requirements governing the programs. Reimbursement is paid according to a child's eligibility for free, reduced price, or full price meals. Pupils, who are approved for free or reduced price meals during the 1996-97 school year, may continue to be eligible for those benefits during the summer school. The School Nutrition Programs will reimburse school divisions at the current assigned rates of reimbursement (1996-97 school year) upon the submission of the appropriate claims. Rates of reimbursement will be assigned to school nutrition program units (SNP Unit) which presently do not participate in the School Breakfast Program, but who choose to offer the summer school breakfast program. Electronic claim submission requires that the Summer National School Lunch Program (SNSLP) and Summer School Breakfast Program (SSBP) be activated for each participating SNP Unit. Each month must be claimed separately. Only one June Claim for Reimbursement may be submitted and it should include all active programs, NSLP, SBP, SNSLP and SSBP, as applicable. No claim may be made for a SNP Unit which has not been approved previously by the School Nutrition Programs Office. Title 1 sponsored programs will pay the difference between the School Breakfast Program reimbursement and 1.0175 cents per child or the difference between reimbursement and the cost per breakfast whichever is the lesser amount. The Title 1 Program also will pay the difference between the National School Lunch Program reimbursement and $1.8375 per child, or the difference between reimbursement and the actual cost per lunch, whichever is the lesser amount. Applications to provide a Title 1 summer program must contain the necessary documentation to support the summer feeding program. If the school division does not serve school breakfast or school lunch, a mid-morning snack of milk and fruit may be financed from local school division funds. School food service funds and/or Title 1 Program funds cannot be used to provide a mid-morning snack. The Migrant Summer Program, Special Education and other types of Summer Camping Programs are not authorized for reimbursement under the National School Lunch Program. In some instances these programs may be eligible for reimbursement through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. For information concerning the Summer Food Service Program, contact Alan Crane, USDA, (800) 572-8611. School divisions which plan to participate in the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast Programs for summer educational programs must notify Jane R. Logan, Director, School Nutrition Programs, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120, before May 15, 1997 using the attached form. Questions regarding the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast Programs should be directed to Jane Logan or appropriate School Nutrition Programs Specialist. Questions concerning the Title 1 Programs should be directed to George Irby, Director, Compensatory Programs, Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120, or to the appropriate Title 1 Specialist. RTL/idl Attachment: A hard copy of this memo and its attachment will be sent to the superintendent's office.