COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 116

May 9, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Second and Final Payment of Fiscal Year 2008 School Breakfast Program State Incentive Funding for 2006-2007 Participation

 

The General Assembly provides funding for the school breakfast program as an incentive to increase the level of student participation. The fiscal year 2008 (FY 08) incentive payment is based upon 2006-2007 school year breakfast program participation data. The original fiscal year 2008 appropriation was not sufficient to fully fund the incentive payment at $ 0.20 per meal to each school division. The Department of Education reimbursed school divisions at a pro-rated amount in October 2007.

 

Additional fiscal year 2008 funds have been appropriated by the General Assembly to fully fund the fiscal year 2008 incentive payments to school divisions. A second and final payment will be made to school divisions that earned incentive funding. The attached spreadsheet (Attachment A) shows, in the final column, the additional incentive payments that will be made.

The state breakfast incentive funds will be paid via electronic data interchange (EDI) on May 30, 2008. This payment will appear on the EDI notice as State School Breakfast Incentive Funds revenue source code 240347.

 

Funds received by school divisions for this program must be credited to the school nutrition program and may not be used for any other purpose. The school nutrition program financial reports submitted to the Department of Education will be monitored to determine compliance with this requirement.

 

Please direct questions regarding the school breakfast program incentive funding to Lynne Fellin, associate director of school nutrition programs, or the division's assigned school nutrition specialist, at (804) 225-2074.

 

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Attachment

 

a. State Incentive Funding for School Breakfast Meals (PDF)