Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0062
Reminder Concerning E-Rate Audits by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

We were asked by the FCC to issue a reminder about cooperating with contractors auditing school districts’ receipt of funds under the FCC’s E-Rate fund.  Auditing for the current cycle is scheduled to begin in December 2008. Please refer to Policy Memorandum 29-2008 dated July 8, 2008,  for specific information.

SP 04-2009
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0014
Sharing Income Eligibility Information between Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memo is to highlight previously issued guidance on the disclosure of eligibility information between child nutrition programs, and to offer clarification on the application of this policy.

 

SP17 CACFP05 SFSP04-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0007
Final Rule, Procurement Requirements for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Program (SMP)s

The purpose of this memorandum is to highlight the key provisions of the final rule and emphasize the responsibilities state agencies have in ensuring compliance with these provisions and with contract enforcement and oversight.

SP 09-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0025
Prototype Language for Return of Discounts, Rebates and Credits to School Food Authorities

In response to several requests and to assist SAs and SFAs in their compliance efforts, we are providing the following prototype contract language requiring the return of purchase incentives to SFAs.

SP 21-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0032
Cooperation with Federal Communications Commission’s E-Rate Audits

We have been asked to address the appropriateness of providing information to contractors auditing school districts’ receipt of funds under the FCC’s E-Rate fund.

SP 29-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0034
Coordinated Review Effort; National Average Daily Attendance

We have obtained the latest school enrollment and attendance figures from the Department of Education. For your information, the updated national average daily attendance factor for use during Coordinated Review for School Year 2008-2009 is 93.5 percent.

SP 32-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0054
Final Fluid Milk Substitution Rule

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issued the final rule Fluid Milk Substitutions in the School Nutrition Program (73 FR 52903) on September 12, 2008, to implement a provision of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004.

SP 02-2009
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0052
Reaffirmation of Policy on Limited Disclosure of Children's Eligibility Information to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

The administrators of the NAEP have asked that we remind school food authorities that they may disclose, without parent/guardian consent, children’s names and eligibility status (whether they are eligible for free meals or free milk or reduced price meals) to persons directly connected with the administration or enforcement of a Federal or State education program, as permitted by section 9(b)(6)(A)(ii)(I) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act.

SP 40-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0008
Suspension of Westland Meat Company

By letter dated Jan. 30, 2008, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) suspended Mr. Stan Mendell and Westland Meat Company’s (Westland Meats) eligibility to participate in any Federal program, pending the results of an ongoing investigation and potential legal proceedings.

SP 10-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0017
Use of Vending Machines in the School Meal Programs

Since our Jan. 22, 2007 memo “Vending Machines in the School Meal Programs,” SP 03-2007, we have received numerous questions regarding how they may be used in the School Meal Programs. The attached Questions and Answers (Q&As) are provided in response to these questions and as additional guidance in the use of vending machines.

SP 13-2008