ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-09-034

Date Created : 11/04/2008


Co-op Directors
other: Child Nutrition Directors
District Bookkeepers

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - William J. Goff, Assistant Commissioner
December 4, 2008, Distance Learning, Child Nutrition Financial Management

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Louann Griswood

Phone Number:


A Distance Learning Workshop will be held on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2008. The three-hour workshop covering Financial Management will be offered from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. The training will include completing the Severe Need Application, Claims for Meals Reimbursement, and Direct Certification Schedule, allowable and non-allowable costs for federal Child Nutrition Programs and Claim Form requirements. Jimmy Burks, Missy Harris, Donna Ratliff, and Robert Ginder will share information on forms associated with the finance section of the Child Nutrition Unit.

This training will be beneficial for experienced as well as inexperienced bookkeepers, Administrators, and support staff that complete forms for the Child Nutrition financial section.


Please register for the workshop directly with a site BY WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2008. Follow each 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 - 870-246-3077
DeQueen/Mena, DM Coop #1, Gillham - 870-386-2251
Great Rivers, Instructional Bldg./Admin., 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 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:
Forrest City High School, Forrest City - 870-261-1859
Fort Smith School District - 479-784-8130 ext 303
Hot Springs High School, Hot Springs – 501-624-5286 ext. 17
Lake Hamilton School District, Admin., Pearcy – 501-767-2306
Metropolitan Tech Center, Little Rock – 501-539-0303
Tri District, Fuller Admin. PCSSD, Little Rock - 501-539-0303

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 Web page after Monday, December 1, 2008. Click on the following:
Monthly ADE Distance Education
School Year 2008-09 Distance Education Program
December 2008

For questions regarding workshop content, please contact Louann Griswood 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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