COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 28

August 15, 2008

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Federal Program Monitoring, Coordinated Review Effort (CRE), of the School Nutrition Programs 2008-2009

 

The Code of Federal Regulations 7, Section 210.18, requires the Department of Education to conduct an administrative review of the federally funded breakfast, lunch, afterschool snack, and special milk programs in each school division once every five years. This review, known as Coordinated Review Effort (CRE), 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 week for the school year 2008-2009 also is attached (Attachment B). School divisions scheduled for a review during the 2008-2009 school year are asked to compare the scheduled dates to the division's calendar. Please advise the Office of School Nutrition Programs before September 19, 2008, 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 an orientation session for divisions scheduled for a CRE review during the 2008-2009 school year. Each division is asked to send a representative(s) to the orientation; the representative(s) should have divisionwide responsibility for the school nutrition programs. The orientation session will be conducted on Friday, September 19, 2008, in Richmond at the Department of Education. The session will also be available using WebEx technology and a toll-free call-in number. Additional information and registration details for the orientation session will be sent directly to the school divisions scheduled to be reviewed during the 2008-2009 school year.

 

If you have questions regarding the CRE monitoring or conflicts with the scheduled review dates, please contact Lynne A. Fellin, associate director of school nutrition programs, at (804) 225-2717 or by e-mail at lynne.fellin@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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Attachments

 

a. School Nutrition Programs Federal Program Monitoring Five-year Schedule (PDF)

b. Coordinated Review Effort Review Schedule 2008-2009 (PDF)