P. O. BOX 2120
April 19, 1996


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Summer Food Service under National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs

  School divisions that are offering summer educational
  programs to children may participate in the National School
  Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.  Summer school lunch
  and/or breakfast programs are a continuation of the school
  lunch and breakfast programs offered during the school year
  and must meet all federal and state regulations and
  requirements covering these programs.
  Reimbursement is paid according to a child's eligibility for
  free, reduced price, or full price meals.  Pupils who are
  approved for free or reduced price meals during the 1995-96
  school year may continue to be eligible for those benefits
  during the summer school.
  The School Nutrition Programs will reimburse school
  divisions at the current assigned rates of reimbursement
  (1995-96 school year) upon the submission of the appropriate
  claims.  Rates of reimbursement will be assigned to school
  nutrition program units (SNP Unit) which presently do not
  participate in the School Breakfast Program, but who choose
  to offer the summer school breakfast program.  Electronic
  claim submission requires that the Summer National School
  Lunch Program (SNSLP) and Summer School Breakfast Program
  (SSBP) be activated for each participating SNP Unit.  Each
  month must be claimed separately.  Only one June Claim for
  Reimbursement may be submitted which would include all
  active programs, NSLP, SBP, SNSLP and SSBP, as applicable. 
  No claim may be made for a SNP Unit which has not been
  approved previously by the School Nutrition Programs Office.
  Title 1 sponsored programs will pay the difference between
  the School Breakfast Program reimbursement and .9975 cents
  per child or the difference between reimbursement and the
  cost per breakfast whichever is the lesser amount.  The
  Title 1 Program also will pay the difference between the
  National School Lunch Program reimbursement and $1.7950 per
  child, or the difference between reimbursement and the
  actual cost per lunch, whichever is the lesser amount. 
  Applications to provide a Title 1 summer program must
  contain the necessary documentation to support the summer
  feeding program.  
  If the school division does not serve school breakfast or
  school lunch, a mid-morning snack of milk and fruit may be
  financed from local school division funds.  School food
  service funds and/or Title 1 Program funds cannot be used to
  provide a mid-morning snack.
  The Migrant Summer Program, Special Education and other
  types of Summer Camping Programs are not authorized for
  reimbursement under the National School Lunch Program.  In
  some instances these programs may be eligible for
  reimbursement through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. 
  For information concerning the Summer Food Service Program,
  contact Alan Crane, USDA, (800) 572-8611.
  School divisions which plan to participate in the National
  School Lunch and/or Breakfast Programs for summer
  educational programs must notify, in writing, Jane R. Logan,
  Director, School Nutrition Programs, P. O. Box 2120,
  Richmond, VA 23218-2120, before May 15, 1996.  Information
  must be provided on the SNP Unit participating, beginning
  and ending dates of the summer program, approximate
  enrollment, and the meal counting procedures which will be
  Questions regarding the National School Lunch and/or
  Breakfast Programs should be directed to Jane Logan or
  appropriate School Nutrition Programs Specialist.  Questions
  concerning the Title 1 Programs should be directed to George
  Irby, Director, Compensatory Programs, Department of
  Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120, or
  to the appropriate Title 1 Specialist.