ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-09-022

Date Created : 09/16/2008


Co-op Directors
other: Child Nutrition Directors
Determining Officials
Verifying Officials
Confirming Officials

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - William J. Goff, Assistant Commissioner
October 2 Distance Learning - Verification Requirements - Completion, Dates, and Concerns

Regulatory Authority:
7CFR § 245.6 (a), 2003-SP-16, 2004-SP-09

Contact Person:
Robert Ginder

Phone Number:


A Distance Learning Workshop entitled VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS will be presented on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2008.

This three-hour workshop, covering current verification regulations with the new “2008 Eligibility Manual for School Meals,” will be offered from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. All district personnel involved in determining eligibility for the Child Nutrition Program, including the determining, confirming, and verifying officials, need to register for this important training. The training will cover important changes to the Verification Process and new terminology for the 2008-09 SY.


Please register for the workshop directly with the viewing location no later than FRIDAY, September 26, 2008. Follow each viewing site’s process for registration.

The following educational cooperatives 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, 870-246-2813
DeQueen/Mena, DM #1, Gillham, 870-386-2251
Great Rivers, Instructional Bldg., West Helena, 870-338-6461
OUR Coop, Room 2, Harrison, 870-743-9100
Northcentral, Room 1, Melbourne, 870-368-7955
Northeast, Room 1, Walnut Ridge, 870-886-7717
Northwest, Room 1, Farmington, 479-267-7450
South Central, Room 2, Camden, 870-836-2213
Southeast, Room 1, Monticello, 870-367-6848
Southwest, Lab 1, Hope, 870-777-3076
Western, Room 1, Branch, 479-965-2191
Wilbur D. Mills, Room 2, Beebe, 501-882-5467

Additional viewing locations:

Tri-District, Fuller Admin., Little Rock, 501-539-0303
Forrest City, High School, Forrest City, 870-261-1859
Fort Smith, 479-784-8130 ext 303
Hot Springs, High School Rm. 1011, Hot Springs, 501-624-5286, ext. 17
Lake Hamilton, Admin., Pearcy, 501-760-6800
Van Buren, Central Office, Van Buren, 479-471-3113, ext. 1

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


Each participant should bring a copy of the “Eligibility Manual for School Meals” REVISED 2008 to the training. This NEW document can be printed from Commissioner’s Memo FIN-09-008 or from the Child Nutrition webpage: Click on the purple Eligibility button.

Any additional handouts may be printed after September 29th by going to the Child Nutrition webpage . Click on the following:
Monthly ADE Distance Education
School Year 2008-09 Distance Education Program
October 2008

For questions regarding the workshop content, please contact 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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