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

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 220
December 10, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: School Nutrition Programs Claim


The School Nutrition Program (SNP) local electronic claims software and the 
Department of Education's claim processing systems have been tested and are Y2K 
compliant.  In the event there are any problems caused by Year 2000, the School 
Nutrition Programs has developed a SNP Claim Contingency Plan so that your school 
division can continue to request and receive federal meal program reimbursements.  
All problems related to Y2K must be reported as outlined in Superintendents Memo 
No. 219, dated December 10, 1999, "Year 2000 Event Reporting."     

It is recommended that your school division be prepared prior to the schools closing
for the winter break to be able to implement the attached SNP Claim Contingency Plan,
in case there are any Y2K problems.  Your school nutrition programs should be 
prepared to operate daily meal programs without the use of computerized cash 
registers or point of service systems.  A checklist and a detailed contingency plan 
and the appropriate forms are enclosed. 

If you have any questions, please contact the School Nutrition Program Specialist 
assigned to your division or Catherine Digilio Grimes, director, School Nutrition 
Programs at (804) 225-2074. 

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