FY 2011 Method II ART Grant Summaries

Last Modified: 09/12/2013

State

Grant Type

Award Date

Amount

Hawaii ART II 2011 August 2011 $1,499,385.00 
Indiana ART II 2011 August 2011 $1,017,920.00 
Missouri ART II 2011 August 2011 $1,276,900.00
New Hampshire ART II 2011 August 2011 $1,409,532.85
South Dakota ART II 2011 August 2011 $843,158.00
Washington ART II 2011 August 2011 $1,478,700.00 

Hawaii

Department of Education 

The Hawaii Department of Education has applied for an ART Method II implementation grant to help address the problem of data disparity in the current manual processes for management, reporting, and compliance inefficiencies. The state agency (SA) proposed an Information Technology solution that will automate manual systems, gather transactional data, and provide real time monitoring and benchmarking for local educational agency (LEA) performance. It will identify and target error-prone schools, identify specific corrective actions, and measure the impact and success of improvements.  The proposed system is intended to enhance child nutrition school programs by providing a proactive model for identifying at-risk schools through remote monitoring.  

For more information contact Sue Uyehara at Sue_Uyehara@notes.k12.hi.us or (808) 587-3600.

Indiana

Department of Education

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) applied for an ART Method II implementation grant to create a comprehensive Coordinated Review Effort (CRE) Review Module for integration with its CNPweb system. The developed software will automate the CRE process on PC Tablet/Laptop based systems. The results of the review will be synchronized with their CNP web portal, allowing school food authorities (SFAs) to view and respond to findings online.  Reviews will be scheduled through the system also, using the date of last review as well as an analytical profile subsystem that will identify SFAs with data reporting, claiming and compliance problems. Grant funds will be used to improve program reporting, automate the workflow tasks for the corrective action process, and provide a seamless integrated environment between on-site review processes and backend program operations. SFAs and internal staff will be trained to effectively utilize the new system. Data collected will be used to enhance future SFA reviews, and training at all levels. 

For more information, please contact Christina Herzog at cherzog@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-0872 or John Todd at Jtodd@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-0865.

Missouri

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education office applied for an ART Method II implementation grant to implement a data driven integrated technology system that will allow the state to identify local education agencies (LEAs) and schools that are at-risk or error-prone for child nutrition program administrative errors. The State proposes to establish an online system that will capture and organize data and provide comprehensive analysis, benchmarking, and reporting tools. The system will allow the state to develop key performance indicators for buildings and LEAs, compare peer schools, and monitor program performance in real time.  Missouri will also implement an e-learning system to enhance its ability to provide needed program training.   

For more information, please contact Karen Wooton at Karen.wooton@dese.mo.gov  or (573) 751-3526.

New Hampshire

Department of Education

The New Hampshire Department of Education applied for an ART Method II implementation grant to assist at-risk schools in increasing their administrative staff’s skills and decreasing errors in managing the school meals programs. New Hampshire’s grant project activities will include: 1) securing a web-based school data collection system that will lead to establishing performance indicators; 2) offering identified at-risk schools a number of trainings and instruction which will build consistent food service operations management outcomes; and 3) providing ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of the ART grant project activities in meeting the overall objective of reducing at-risk schools. 

For more information, contact Judith Fillion at jfillion@ed.state.nh.us or (603) 271-3855.

South Dakota

Department of Education

The South Dakota Department of Education applied for an ART Method II implementation grant to create a technology solution that is intended to decrease administrative errors by streamlining the data entry, data analysis, and accountability reporting processes. South Dakota will also use the funds to decrease administrative errors by training State and school food authority (SFA) personnel in the application, verification, meal counting, and meal claiming procedures. 

For more information, contact Sandra Kangas at Sandra.kangas@state.sd.us or (605) 773-4746.  

Washington

Office of Superintendant of Public Instruction

The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) applied for an ART Method II implementation grant to replace their outdated State-level application and claiming system. The proposed technology will be a web-based system that is intended to simplify data entry, reduce duplication, centralize applications, improve reporting accuracy, and enhance reporting and monitoring capabilities for identifying error prone school districts. The system will provide a link to the school district data to assist in monitoring attendance, meal counts, and enrollment. It will include a CRE review module, analysis tools to identify application and claiming errors, and edit checks to avoid data entry errors. Washington will also use the grant funds to interface with other OSPI data systems to increase shared data. 

For more information, contact Donna Parsons at Donna.Parsons@k12.wa.us or (360) 725-6200.