ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-09-046

Date Created : 01/29/2009


Co-op Directors
other: Child Nutrition Directors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - William J. Goff, Assistant Commissioner
Feb 5, 2009 Distance Education - Procurement for Child Nutrition Programs

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Sheila Brown

Phone Number:


A Distance Learning Workshop entitled “The Child Nutrition Purchasing Process: Ethics, Quotes, Bids, Contracts and Purchasing Cooperatives” will be presented on THURSDAY, February 5, 2009. This three-hour workshop, covering regulations and new state agency responsibilities related to purchasing for Child Nutrition Programs, will be offered from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. All district personnel involved in the purchasing process for federal Child Nutrition programs, including the district child nutrition director, bookkeeper, and purchasing agent, should attend this 3 hour training.


Please register for the workshop directly with a site BY WEDNESDAY, January 28, 2009. 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 2, 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, February 2, 2009.

Click on the following:
Monthly ADE Distance Education
School Year 2008-09 Distance Education Program
February 2009

For questions regarding workshop content or site participation, please contact Sheila Brown at 501-324-9502.


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