Arkansas Department of Education August Digital Learning: Determining Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligibility

Memo Information

Memo Number
CNU-17-002
Memo Date
7/20/2016
Memo Type
Informational
Section
Child Nutrition
Regulatory Authority
7CFR 210, 220, and 225
Response Required
NO
Attention
Federal Programs; Superintendents; Principals; Technology Coordinator; General Business Manager

Contact Information

Memo Text

A three hour digital learning workshop will be presented on Thursday, August 4, 2016, from 1 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  This in-depth workshop will address the requirements and regulations for the different types of meal eligibility to include the income application process, direct certification, categorical eligibility as well as timelines and dates involved in the process of determining eligibility status of students for the 2016-17 school year.

All district personnel who are involved in the meal eligibility process are urged to attend.

REGISTRATION

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Child Nutrition Unit (CNU) is now utilizing a software technology program known as ZOOM for all Child Nutrition Digital Learning workshops.  Child Nutrition Directors will receive an email from ADE/CNU Director, Suzanne Davidson, with the ZOOM link.  Please watch for this important email.

The following Educational Cooperatives will host the workshop:

 

EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIAVE

LOCATION

DISTRICT

CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER

Arch Ford

Room 1

Plumerville

501-354-2269

Arkansas River

Room 1

Pine Bluff

870-534-6129

Arkansas Public School Resource Center

Suite 315

Little Rock

501-492-4300

Crowley’s Ridge

Room 2

Harrisburg

870-578-5426

Dawson

Room 1

Arkadelphia

870-246-2813

DeQueen/Mena

DM #1

Gillham

870-386-2251

Great Rivers

Instructional Bldg.

West Helena

870-338-6461

OUR Coop

Room 2

Harrison

870-743-9100

Northcentral

Room 1

Melbourne

870-368-7955

Northeast

Room 1

Walnut Ridge

870-886-7717

Northwest

Room 1

Farmington

479-267-7450

South Central

Room 2

Camden

870-836-2213

Southeast

Room 1

Monticello

870-367-6848

Southwest

Lab 2

Hope

870-777-3076

Western

Room 1

Branch

479-965-2191

Wilbur D. Mills                      

Room 2                                  

Beebe    

501-882-5467

 

Training will be cancelled at any site that does not have a registered participant by the deadline date Monday, August 1, 2016.

Required Handouts:

The Eligibility Manual for School Meals, Revised 2015, is available and may be printed by going to the Arkansas Department of Education website: http://www.arkansased.gov/. Once on the website click on the letter “C” and find the Child Nutrition Unit.  From the Child Nutrition homepage click on “Guidance” and the Eligibility Manual is available there to be viewed and printed.

The Application Packet is available and may be printed by following the above link and clicking “Forms”.

For questions regarding workshop content contact Nancy Dill at nancy.dill@arkansas.gov or call at 501-324-9502.

Attachments:

Not available prior to the workshop

 
 
 
 

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