COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 214
December 3, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Payment of State Funds for 1999-2000 National School Lunch Programs


The state reimbursement for the National School Lunch Program will be paid by 
Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) after the first of the New Year.  These funds are 
identified as "STATE LUNCH FUNDS" on the EFT and must be credited to the school 
division's food service account.  Attached is a list of the payment amounts that 
will be made for each school division. 

In accordance with federal regulations, the state payment to each school division 
is based on the total number of lunch meals claimed for reimbursement during school 
year 1998-1999.  The state reimbursement rate for this year is approximately $0.0547
per lunch meal.

If you have any questions concerning this payment, please contact the school 
nutrition specialist assigned to your division or W. Terry Dougherty, specialist, 
School Nutrition Programs at (804) 225-2074.


PDS/idl

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