P. O. BOX 2120
March 27, 1998


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Daniel S. Timberlake
Assistant Superintendent for Finance
SUBJECT: Summer Food Service under National School Lunch and School 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
  governing the 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 1997-98
  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 (1997-98 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 and it should 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 $1.045 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 $1.89 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
  (SFSP).  For information concerning the Summer Food Service
  Program, contact Alan Crane, USDA, (800) 448-8732.

  School divisions which plan to participate in the National
  School Lunch and/or Breakfast Programs for summer educational
  programs must notify Catherine Digilio Grimes, Director,
  School Nutrition Programs, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-
  2120, before May 15, 1998, using the attached form.

  Questions regarding the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast
  Programs should be directed to Catherine Digilio Grimes 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.


  Attachment:  A hard copy of this memo and its attachment
               will be sent to the superintendent's office.