SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 27
April 30, 1999
|FROM:||Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Summer Food Service under National School Lunch and School 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 1998-99 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 (1998-99 school year) upon the submission of the appropriate claims. Rates of reimbursement will be assigned to school nutrition program units (SNP Unit) that do not participate in the School Breakfast Program, but 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 that has not been approved by the School Nutrition Programs Office. 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 nutrition 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, (609) 259- 5134. Also refer to SUPTS Memo No. 81, date: April 23, 1999. School divisions that plan to participate in the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast Programs for summer educational programs must submit the attached form (enclosure 1) to the Department of Education, School Nutrition Programs, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120, by May 21, 1999. Questions regarding the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast Programs should be directed to Catherine Digilio Grimes at (804) 225-2074 or the School Nutrition Programs Specialist assigned to your division. PDS/idl Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachments will be sent to the superintendent's office.