Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Analysis of Verification Summary Data School Year 2004-2005 (Corrected)

This is the first of a series of annual reports which will assess the administrative error associated with School Food Authorities’ (SFAs) approval of applications for free and reduced-price school meals. More than 95 percent of students who were approved for benefits on the basis of an application were receiving correct benefits, based on the information in the application files. In school year 2004/05, 3.5 percent of all students who submitted an application for free/reduced-price meal benefits had an administrative error in the processing of their applications (4.2 percent if categorically eligible students are excluded).

Resource | Proposed Rule
Fluid Milk Substitutions in the School Nutrition Programs

This proposed rule would implement a legislative provision on milk substitutes that follows current regulations on menu exceptions for students with disabilities and would add new requirements for substitutions for fluid milk for children with medical or other special dietary needs.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP34-2006
Change to Item 6 in the FNS-742, School Food Authority Verification Summary Report

Local educational agencies (LEAs) must verify applications in accordance with the procedures set forth in the above-cited memorandum. The above change will affect the reporting for Item 6 (Type of Verification Used) on the FNS-742, School Food Authority Verification Summary Report.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP32-2006
Clarification of Direct Verification

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify State agency procedures for direct verification, especially concerning the use of Medicaid data.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP30 CACFP14 SFSP07-2006
U.S. Armed Forces Family Supplemental Subsistence Allowance – Permanently Excluded from Income Consideration for the Child Nutrition Programs

Public Law 109-163 (January 6, 2006) made the Department of Defense’s Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance (FSSA) permanently available.

Resource | Rule
State Administrative Expense Funds

This rule implements a provision of the Act that increases the minimum State Administrative Expense grant for each State administering the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and/or the Special Milk Program (SMP) from $100,000 to $200,000 a year, adjusted by an index beginning in fiscal year 2009.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP29-2006
Buy American Reminder
Resource | Policy Memos | SP27-2006
Verification Sample Size

Section 9(b)(3) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) was amended by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, Public Law 108-265, to specify verification sample sizes for local educational agencies (LEAs).

Resource | Policy Memos | SP28-2006
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 2006-2007 is 93.4 percent.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP25-2006
Monitoring SFA Implementation of HACCP-Based Food Safety Program

This memorandum provides interim guidance to the State Agencies (SAs) on monitoring school food authority (SFA) implementation of the food safety program required by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004.