COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 35

August 17, 2007

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

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 to conduct an administrative review (CRE) of the federally funded breakfast, lunch, afterschool snack, and special milk programs in each school division once every five years. This review is a comprehensive on-site evaluation designed to assess compliance with regulations, standards, and state and federal laws. For your information, the schedule showing when each division will be reviewed during the next five years is attached (Attachment A).

 

A more detailed schedule with dates for each review for the school year 2007-2008 also is attached (Attachment B). School divisions scheduled for a review during the 2007-2008 school year are asked to compare the scheduled dates to the divisions calendar. Please advise the School Nutrition Programs Office before September 14, 2007, of any conflicts due to holidays, scheduled breaks, or any dates during the scheduled review week when meals would not be offered to students.

 

Personnel from the Virginia Department of Education, Office of School Nutrition Programs will conduct orientation sessions for divisions scheduled for a CRE review during the 2007-2008 school year. Each division is asked to send a representative(s) to one of the sessions. The representative(s) should have division-wide responsibility for the school nutrition programs. Identical orientation sessions will be conducted on September 13, 2007, in Smyth County, and on September 14, 2007, in Richmond. The division should select the date and location that is most convenient. Additional information and registration details for the orientation sessions will be sent directly to the school divisions scheduled to be reviewed during the 2007-2008 school year.

 

If you have questions regarding the CRE federal program monitoring or conflicts with the scheduled review dates, please contact Lynne A. Fellin, acting director of school nutrition programs, at (804) 225-2074.

 

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Attachments

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2007/adm035a.pdf

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2007/adm035b.pdf