COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 8
September 24, 2004
Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Implementation of Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004
Pursuant to Public Law 108-265, the Child Nutrition and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Reauthorization Act of 2004, this memorandum is issued to assist school divisions with the implementation of those provisions of the reauthorization that became effective July 1, 2004. The following are additional clarifications and interpretations of the changes that are relevant to Virginia school divisions regarding the attached USDA memos that have been issued to date.
2. Severe Need Assistance for School Breakfast Program-
It is no longer necessary for school divisions to apply for and provide meal cost documentation for eligible schools. In the school nutrition program Web-enabled reporting system (SNPweb), the last page of each schools site application in the Annual Agreement states yes if the school qualifies for Severe Need Breakfast. The Severe Need Breakfast rate will be paid automatically for free and reduced breakfasts claimed by eligible schools whether or not the school division applied. Use SNPweb to find the rates for each school by clicking on the Claims tab and Rates. (Please see Attachment B)
3. Duration of Households Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Determination-
4. Categorical Eligibility for Free Lunches and Breakfasts of Runaway, Homeless, and Migrant Youth-
http://www.wm.edu/hope/virginia/Liaison_Listing.pdf Homeless liaisons
http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/OCP/t1migrn.pdf MEP contacts page 7
Other changes in the 2004 Reauthorization that will become effective in July 2005 will be addressed in future correspondence and meetings.
If you have questions, please contact the school nutrition specialist assigned to your school division or Lynne Fellin, acting director, at (804) 225-2074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.