ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-08-032

Date Created : 09/18/2007


Co-op Directors
other: Child Nutrition Directors and Managers

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - Dr. Bobbie Davis, Assistant Commissioner
Distance Learning - Personnel Management

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Karen Franklin

Phone Number:


A Distance Learning Workshop will be held on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007. The three-hour Workshop covering CHILD NUTRITION PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT will be offered from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. The training will include developing Personnel Handbooks and writing personnel policies for Child Nutrition Programs. Karen Franklin and Betty Baggett, Child Nutrition Unit Area Specialists, will share information on the need for Child Nutrition Personnel Handbooks, job descriptions and policies, and the steps of progressive discipline. Other issues involved in effective personnel management will be discussed.


Please register for the Workshop directly with a site BY SEPTEMBER 28, 2007. Follow each site’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
Hot Springs School District, High School, Hot Springs – 501-624-5286, ext. 17
Lake Hamilton School District, Administration, Lake Hamilton – 501-767-2306
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 2, Camden - 870-836-2213
Southeast, Room 1, Monticello - 870-367-6848
Southwest, Lab 1, Hope - 870-777-3076
Tri District, Fuller Admin. PCSSD, Little Rock - 501-539-0303
Tri District, Metropolitan Tech Center, Little Rock – 501-539-0303
Van Buren School District, Central Office, Van Buren – 479-471-3113, ext. 1
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 September 28, 2007. Click on the following:
Monthly ADE Distance Education
School Year 2007-08 Distance Education Program
October 2007

For questions regarding Workshop content, please contact Karen Franklin or Betty Baggett 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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