ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-08-079

Date Created : 05/08/2008


Co-op Directors
other: Child Nutrition Directors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - Dr. Bobbie Davis, Assistant Commissioner
2008 Child Nutrition Directors' Conference and New Directors' Orientation

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Karen Franklin

Phone Number:



Child Nutrition Directors should mark August 5 and 6, 2008, on the calendar and register for the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Child Nutrition Unit (CNU) CN Directorsí 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 to the Little Rock Convention Bureau, Child Nutrition Directorsí Conference, P.O. Box 207, Little Rock, AR 72203.

Registration for the Directorsí Conference will begin at 8:00am in Foyer A near the Silver City Meeting Rooms. A continental breakfast will be provided during registration. The Conference will begin at 9:00am in the Silver City Meeting Rooms.

Program content will include Revised Free and Reduced Price Eligibility Guidance, Pre School / ABC Programs, Revised Child Nutrition Administrative Guidance and a presentation by a representative of the Office of Inspector General for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).


The New Directorsí Orientation will be held on August 7, 2008, 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, parent/student involvement and available resources.

Registration for New Directorsí Orientation will begin at 8:30am. The orientation packet will be available at the table located in the Arkansas Travelers meeting room. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Please mail the registration form(s) and fee(s), made payable to ADE Child Nutrition Unit, BY JUNE 30, 2008 to:

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

A confirmation of registration for each participant registered will be mailed to the school district address as provided on the registration form. It is the districtís responsibility to notify each participant that the registration has been confirmed.

Wyndham Riverfront Hotel accommodations must be made BY JULY 16, 2008. 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 $82.00 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 16, 2008. 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 Karen Franklin or an Area Specialist at 501-324-9502.


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