COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 4
April 25, 1997

REGULATORY

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
Agreement to Participate in the National School Lunch Program, 
School Breakfast Program, and/or Special Milk Program

 
  In accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations 7 CFR Parts
  210, 215, 225, agreements to participate in the School
  Nutrition Programs are completed or updated annually by the
  Department and the school divisions.  

  Enclosed are attachments 10A(1) and 10A(3) which must be
  updated as applicable.  The 10A(2) will be sent to the
  director/contact person under separate cover per the
  instructions.  The agreement and Schedule A for the Special
  Milk Program must be requested in writing from the School
  Nutrition Programs Office.

  Return the agreement with original signatures and one set of
  the completed attachments to Jane Logan, Director, School
  Nutrition Programs, by July 1, 1997.  Please review the
  instructions before completing the forms.  The 1997-98 rates
  of reimbursement will be sent no earlier than July and after
  the signed attachments are approved.  The school division must
  maintain original signed copies of attachments and the
  Agreement in current files.

  School divisions are reminded that the expressed purpose of
  the school nutrition programs is to safeguard the health and
  well-being of school-children.  Meals served to adults are not
  eligible for Federal reimbursement nor do they earn donated
  food assistance.  Consequently, school divisions must ensure
  that the Federal reimbursements, children's payments and other
  nondesignated nonprofit food service revenues do not subsidize
  meals served to adults.

  Breakfasts and lunches served to teachers, administrators,
  custodians, and other adults must be priced so that the adult
  payment in combination with any per lunch revenues from other
  school division sources designated for the support of adult
  meals (such as local fringe benefit or payroll funds) is
  sufficient to cover the overall cost of lunch or breakfast,
  including the value of any donated foods. (7CFR 210.6 and
  220.6, USDA FNS Instruction 782-5, Revision 1).

  Schools that presently do not participate in the School
  Breakfast Program are urged to consider implementation of the
  program for the 1997-98 school year.  A review of school
  records is necessary to determine if any schools are required
  to provide a breakfast program as defined by The Code of
  Virginia.

  Questions regarding the agreement or the school lunch or
  breakfast programs should be directed to a School Nutrition
  Programs Specialist or Dr. Logan at (804) 225-2082.


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  Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachments
               will be sent to the superintendent's office.