P. O. BOX 2120
April 30, 1999


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
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 1998-99 
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 
(1998-99 school year) upon the submission of the appropriate 
claims.  Rates of reimbursement will be assigned to school 
nutrition program units (SNP Unit) that do not participate 
in the School Breakfast Program, but 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 that has not been 
approved by the School Nutrition Programs Office.

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 nutrition 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, (609) 259-
5134.  Also refer to SUPTS Memo No. 81, date: April 23, 1999.

School divisions that plan to participate in the National School 
Lunch and/or Breakfast Programs for summer educational programs 
must submit the attached form (enclosure 1) to the Department of 
Education, School Nutrition Programs, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, 
VA 23218-2120, by May 21, 1999. 

Questions regarding the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast 
Programs should be directed to Catherine Digilio Grimes at (804) 
225-2074 or the School Nutrition Programs Specialist assigned to 
your division. 


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