COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 20
May 8, 1998

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Federal Program Monitoring Review of the School Nutrition Programs

 
  The Code of Federal Regulations 7, Section 210.18 requires
  the Department of Education (DOE) to conduct an
  administrative review of the school breakfast and lunch
  programs in each school food authority (school division)
  once every five years.  This review is a comprehensive on-site
  evaluation of the School Nutrition Programs designed to
  assess compliance with required regulations, standards, and 
  state and federal laws.  For your information, the schedule
  for the next five years is attached.

  A tentative review calendar for School Year 1998-99 is also
  attached.  School divisions scheduled for a review next year
  are asked to review these dates and advise the School
  Nutrition Programs Office of any conflicts due to holidays,
  scheduled breaks, or examination schedules by June 15, 1998.

  The DOE, School Nutrition Program Office, will conduct two
  orientation sessions for the school divisions scheduled for
  a review.  Personnel from the school division's school
  nutrition central office are required to attend one of these
  sessions.

  Orientations are scheduled September 10 and 11 in Richmond
  and Radford.  Additional information and registration
  details will be sent in mid-July. 

  If you have questions regarding the schedule, please contact
  India Liggon at (804) 225-2074.

  PDS/idl

  Attachment:  A hard copy of this memo and its attachment
               will be sent to the superintendent's office