ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-08-016

Date Created : 08/06/2007


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 - Dr. Bobbie Davis, 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 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2007. The three-hour Workshop covering current regulations will be offered from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. 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, AUGUST 31, 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.


Each participant should bring a copy of the 2005 Arkansas Version of the USDA Eligibility Guidance for School Meals Manual 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 may be printed by going to the Child Nutrition webpage after September 4. Click on the following:
Monthly ADE Distance Education
School Year 2007-08 Distance Education Program
September 2007

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 Sheila Brown at 501-324-9502.


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