Arkansas Department of Education August 2017 Digital Learning: Determining Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligibility 2017-2018 SY

Memo Information

Memo Number
CNU-18-001
Memo Date
7/12/2017
Memo Type
Informational
Section
Child Nutrition
Regulatory Authority
7 CFR 245
Response Required
NO
Attention
Federal Programs; Superintendents; Principals; General Business Manager

Contact Information

Memo Text

ATTENTION:  CO-OP DIRECTORS; CHILD NUTRITION DIRECTORS; DISTRICT DETERMINING, CONFIRMING, AND VERIFYING OFFICIALS; AND CHILD NUTRITION MANAGERS

 

 

A three-hour Distance Learning workshop will be presented on Thursday, August 3, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  This workshop will address Determining Free and Reduced Price Eligibility for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs for the 2017-2018 school year.  This in-depth workshop will cover the requirements and regulations for the various types of meal eligibility to include the income application process, direct certification, categorical eligibility as well as important timelines and dates.  All district personnel who are involved in the meal eligibility process are urged to attend.

 

REGISTRATION

 

The ZOOM link to use for this month’s digital learning is:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/ee25cdd68f91f0e9dc2040ba88984b7b.

 

The following Education Service Cooperatives will host this workshop:

 

EDUCATION SERVICE  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

Guy Fenter  Room 1 Branch 479-965-2191

Ozarks Unlimited Resource (OUR)

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

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, July 31, 2017.

 

Required Handouts:

 

Eligibility Manual for School Meals, Determining and Verifying Eligibility, USDA, June 29, 2017; 2017-2018 Free and Reduced Price Meal Application with instructions; 2017-2018 Income Eligibility Guidelines; Free and Reduced Price Forms and Letters Packet

 

Handouts may be printed by going to the Arkansas Department of Education website: http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/human-resources-educator-effectiveness-and-licensure/child-nutrition-unit/training/distance-education.

 

For questions regarding the workshop content please contact Nancy Dill nancy.dill@arkansas.gov or Susie Ward at susie.ward@arkansas.gov   or call 501-324-9502. 

 

For questions regarding the site participation please contact Wynona Bryant-Williams at Wynona.J.Bryant-Williams@arkansas.gov or call (501) 324-9502.

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