P. O. BOX 2120
April 5, 1996


TO: Division Superintendents
William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Agreement to Participate in the National School Lunch Program, 
School Breakfast Program, and/or Special Milk Program

  In accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations 7 CFR
  Parts 210, 215, 225, agreements to participate in the School
  Nutrition Programs are completed or updated annually by the
  Department and the school divisions.  
  Enclosed are attachments 10A(1), 10A(2) and 10A(3) which
  must be updated.  The agreement and Schedule A for the
  Special Milk Program, if applicable, must be requested in
  writing from the School Nutrition Programs Office.
  Return the agreement with original signatures and one set of
  the completed attachments to Jane Logan, Director, School
  Nutrition Programs, by July 1, 1996.  Please review the
  instructions before completing the forms.  The 1996-97 rates
  of reimbursement will be sent after the signed attachments
  are approved.  The school division must maintain original
  signed copies of attachments and the Agreement in current
  School divisions are reminded that the expressed purpose of
  the school nutrition programs is to safeguard the health and
  well-being of school-children.  Meals served to adults are
  neither eligible for Federal reimbursement nor do they earn
  donated food assistance.  School divisions must ensure that
  the Federal reimbursements, children's payments and other
  nondesignated nonprofit food service revenues do not
  subsidize meals served to adults.
  Breakfasts and lunches served to teachers, administrators,
  custodians, and other adults must be priced so that the
  adult payment in combination with any per lunch revenues
  from other sources designated for the support of adult meals
  (such as local fringe benefit or payroll funds) is
  sufficient to cover the overall cost of lunch or breakfast,
  including the value of any donated foods. (7CFR 210.6 and
  220.6, USDA FNS Instruction 782-5, Revision 1).
  School divisions that presently have schools which do not
  participate in the School Breakfast Program are urged to
  consider implementation of the program for the 1996-97
  school year.  Review of school records is necessary to
  determine if any schools are required to provide a breakfast
  Questions regarding the agreement or the school lunch or
  breakfast programs should be directed to a School Nutrition
  Programs Specialist or Dr. Logan at (804) 225-2082.
  Attachments: This memo and its attachment will be sent to
               the superintendent's office.