COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
November 8, 2013
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
U. S. Department of Agriculture regulations (7CFR 210.17) require states to appropriate a minimum level of state funds to be paid as reimbursement to school divisions that participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The required minimum funding level for Virginia is $5,801,932.
The per meal lunch reimbursement rate is calculated by dividing the funding level by the total number of lunches claimed for reimbursement in the previous school year. The per meal reimbursement rate for lunches served in the 2012-2013 school year is $0.049982.
Attachment A details the NSLP state reimbursement payment for fiscal year 2014 for each school division.
The state lunch reimbursement will be paid on November 15, 2013, by Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). These funds must be credited to the school nutrition account and will be identified on the EDI notice as School Lunch State Match – revenue source code 240215.
Questions may be directed to the school nutrition program specialist assigned to your division or Catherine Digilio Grimes, director of school nutrition programs, at (804) 225-2074.