ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-07-060

Date Created : 05/02/2007


Co-op Directors
other: Child Nutrition Directors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - William J. Goff, Assistant Commissioner
2007 Child Nutrition Directors' Conference and New Directors' Orientation

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Betsy Gore

Phone Number:



Child Nutrition Directors should mark August 7 and 8, 2007, on the calendar and register for the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Child Nutrition Unit (CNU) CN Directors’ Conference. The Conference will be held at the Wyndham Riverfront, 2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock. Hotel information is given below, and a registration form is attached. PLEASE SEND ONE REGISTRATION FORM FOR EACH PERSON PLANNING TO ATTEND.

The conference packet may be picked up at the registration tables located in Foyer A near the Silver City Meeting Rooms. Registration for the Directors’ Conference will start at 8:00am and a continental breakfast will be provided. The Conference will begin at 9:00am in the Silver City Meeting Rooms.

Program content will include “Arkansas Labor Law and the Child Nutrition Program,” “Children with Special Needs with Emphasis on Diabetes,” and “Federal Procurement and Ethics.”


The New Directors’ Orientation will be held on August 6, 2007, from 9:00am to 4:00pm. This training is for first-year directors, superintendents and independent managers.

The ADE Child Nutrition Unit will provide training and orientation for the Agreement and Policy Statement, collection procedures, meal patterns for menus, record keeping requirements, procurement, children with special needs, student involvement and available resources.

Registration for New Directors’ Orientation will begin at 8:30am. The orientation packet will be available at the table located in Foyer A near the Silver City Meeting Rooms. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Please mail the registration form(s) and fee(s), made payable to ADE Child Nutrition Unit, BY JUNE 25, 2007, to:

Little Rock Convention Bureau
Child Nutrition Directors’ Conference
P.O. Box 207
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203

Wyndham Riverfront Hotel accommodations must be made BY JULY 17, 2007. To reserve rooms at special rates, call Wyndham Hotel reservations toll free at 1-866-657-4458 or call the hotel directly at 501-371-9000. Be sure to request the ADE Child Nutrition rates of $76.00 per night for a single room. Add $10.00 for each additional person sharing a room. Hotel policy does not allow more than four persons to a room. There will be an additional $15.00 per day charge if a rollaway bed is requested. The above rates will not be applicable after July 17, 2007. Reservations should be made as soon as participants are approved to attend the meetings.

The ADE Child Nutrition Unit is looking forward to seeing all Directors at the Conference and new Directors at the Orientation.

For more information please contact Betsy Gore or an Area Specialist at 501-324-9502.


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