SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 4
April 25, 1997
||Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
||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. RTL/idl Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachments will be sent to the superintendent's office.