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Collaboration with State School Business Officials on New Administrative Review Section: Resource Management

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DATE: August 30, 2013
SUBJECT: Collaboration with State School Business Officials on New Administrative Review Section: Resource Management
TO: Regional Directors
Special Nutrition Programs
All Regions
State Directors
Child Nutrition Programs
All States

The updated Administrative Review, authorized by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, includes a new section titled Resource Management that monitors the Local Education Agencies (LEAs) compliance with Federal regulations that support the financial health of the school meal program’s nonprofit food service account. The Resource Management section will require participation and cooperation from school business officials at LEAs participating in these federal school meal programs (e.g., National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and food distribution program). This memo is to encourage state child nutrition program staff to work in collaboration with their state School Business Official counterparts on educating LEAs about the Resource Management section of the Administrative Review.

In an effort to support such collaboration, attached to this memo is a letter from FNS to the state School Business Officials. The letter provides a broad overview of the new Administrative Review and the Resource Management Section. In addition, attached to the letter is a list of items that will be requested of the LEA’s School Business Officials by the state agency staff conducting the Administrative Review if the state agency determines that a LEA requires a comprehensive Resource Management review. Under your state agency’s cover memo, state agencies are instructed to forward the attached letter on to the appropriate state School Business Officials. In collaboration with your state School Business counterparts, FNS further encourages you to share the attached list and the Resource Management portion of the Administrative Review for school meals with each LEA School Business Official within your state.

Any questions related to this information should be directed to the appropriate Food and Nutrition Service regional office.

Cynthia Long
Child Nutrition Division


Page updated: December 31, 2021

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.