ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-07-048

Date Created : 02/21/2007


Co-op Directors
other: Food Service Directors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - William J. Goff, Assistant Commissioner
Distance Learning - Offer vs. Serve

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Patricia Winders

Phone Number:


A Distance Learning Workshop entitled “OFFER vs. SERVE” will be held on THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. This training will not only assist participants with identifying a reimbursable meal, it will include menu planning tips and ideas for dealing with logistical issues in the implementation of “Offer vs. Serve.”


Please register for the Workshop directly with a cooperative by TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2007. Follow each cooperative’s process for registration.

The following sites will host this Workshop:

Arch Ford, Room 1, Plumerville - 501-354-2269
Arkansas River, Room 1, Pine Bluff - 870-534-6129
Crowley’s Ridge, Room 2 Harrisburg - 870-578-5426
Dawson, Room 1, Arkadelphia - 870-246-3077
DeQueen/Mena, DM Coop #1, Gillham - 870-386-2251
Great Rivers, Instructional Bldg., West Helena - 870-338-6461
Northcentral, Room 1, Melbourne - 870-368-7955
Northeast, Room 1, Walnut Ridge - 870-886-7717
Northwest, Room 1, Farmington - 479-267-7450
O U R, Room 2, Harrison - 870-743-9100
South Central, Room 1, Camden - 870-836-2213
Southeast, Room 2, Monticello - 870-367-6848
Southwest, Lab 1, Hope - 870-777-3076
Tri District, Fuller Admin. PCSSD, Little Rock - 501-539-0303
Western, Room 1, Branch - 479-965-2191
Wilbur D. Mills, Room 2, Beebe - 501-882-5467

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


Handouts may be printed by going to the Child Nutrition webpage after February 26, 2007. Click on the following:
Monthly ADE Distance Education
School Year 2006-07 Distance Education Program
March 2007

For questions regarding Workshop content, please contact Patricia Winders 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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