COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
April 10, 2009
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
The General Assembly provides funding for the school breakfast program as an incentive to increase the level of student participation. The fiscal year 2009 (FY 09) incentive payment is based upon 2007-2008 school year breakfast program participation data. The original FY09 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 January 2009.
Additional FY09 funds have been appropriated by the General Assembly to fully fund the 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 school breakfast incentive funds will be paid via electronic data interchange (EDI) on April 16, 2009. 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.
Questions regarding the school breakfast program incentive funding may be directed to Lynne A. Fellin, associate director of school nutrition programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (804) 225-2717 or to the division’s assigned school nutrition program specialist, at (804) 225-2074.
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a. Second Payment FY09 State School Breakfast Incentive Funds (PDF)