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. 

SP 04-2009
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0054
Final Fluid Milk Substitution Rule

The Food and Nutrition Service issued the final rule Fluid Milk Substitutions in the School Nutrition Program  on Sept. 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

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.

SP40-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0051
Responsibility to Request Food Safety Inspections

A number of schools nationwide are still having difficulty obtaining the two food safety inspections required by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004. Although FNS realizes that many of the difficulties schools face are beyond their control, we would like to stress that local program operators are responsible for requesting the food safety inspections from the public health department and documenting their efforts.

SP 39-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0050
30-Day Carryover and Delayed Implementation for Provision 2

This memorandum is to clarify the relationship between delayed implementation of Provision 2 and use of a child’s prior year’s eligibility status for the first 30 operating days in the new school year (“carryover”).

SP 37-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0044
Automatic Eligibility for Early Head Start Participants

This memorandum supplements the guidance issued on May 16, 2008, concerning automatic eligibility for free meals for any child who is enrolled in Head Start.

CACFP 10-2008
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-2008-0033
FFVP Nationwide Expansion and Program Operations Resulting from the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide information to all state agencies regarding operations of the FFVP under section 19 of the NSLA beginning July 1, 2008.

SP 31-2008
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-2008-0028
Emergency Operation of the SFSP in Areas of the Midwest Affected by Severe Flooding

This memorandum announces the Child Nutrition Division’s policy for emergency operation of the SFSP in those areas of the Midwest recently affected by severe flooding.

SFSP 07-2008