ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-07-021

Date Created : 08/24/2006


Co-op Directors
other: All Principals; Child Nutrition Directors; F/R Eligibility Certifying/Verification Officials

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - William J. Goff, Assistant Commissioner
Free and Reduced Price Meal Application/Verification Process

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Robert Ginder

Phone Number:


A Distance Learning Workshop entitled FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEAL HOUSEHOLD APPLICATION/VERIFICATION PROCESS will be held on SEPTEMBER 7, 2006. The three-hour Workshop covering current regulations will be offered from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. All new Determining, Certifying, Hearing and Verifying officials need to attend this important meeting.

Please register for the Workshop directly with a cooperative by no later than FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2006. Follow each cooperative’s process for registration.

The following sites will host this Workshop:

Arch Ford, Room 1, Plummerville;
Northeast, Room 1, Walnut Ridge;
Arkansas River, Room 1, Pine Bluff;
Northwest, Room 1, Farmington;
Crowley’s Ridge, Room 2, Harrisburg;
O U R, Room 2, Harrison;
Dawson, Room 1, Arkadelphia;
South Central, Room 2, Camden;
DeQueen/Mena, DM Coop #1, Gilliam;
Southeast, Room 1, Monticello;
Tri District, Fuller Admin., PCSSD, Little Rock;
Southwest, Lab 1, Hope;
Great Rivers, Instructional Bldg., West Helena;
Western, Room 1, Branch;
Northcentral, Room 2, Melbourne;
Wilbur D. Mills, Room 2, Beebe.

Training will be cancelled at any site that does not have a registered participant by the deadline.

Each participant is RESPONSIBLE FOR PRINTING A COPY of the 2005 Arkansas Version of USDA Eligibility Guidance for School Meals Manual to bring to the workshop. This document can be printed from the Child Nutrition webpage: Click on the Verification button and scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Complete Eligibility Guidance,” August 2005.

Any additional handouts will be sent to the Educational Cooperative for distribution to participants.

For questions regarding workshop content, please contact Rita Hamilton or Robert Ginder of the Child Nutrition Unit (CNU), Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) at 501-324-9502. For questions regarding site participation, please contact Barbara Smith at 501-324-9502.


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