ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-09-061

Date Created : 03/11/2009


Co-op Directors
other: All Principals
Child Nutrition Directors

Type of Memo: Regulatory
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - William J. Goff, Assistant Commissioner
2009 Child Nutrition Directors Certification Training

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. § 20-7-133,20-7-134 and 20-7-135

Contact Person:
Suzanne Davidson

Phone Number:


All Child Nutrition Directors in Arkansas school districts that participate in the National School Lunch Program that are being paid from the non-profit food service account are required to be certified by the Child Nutrition Unit of the Arkansas Department of Education. Attached to this memo is the Final Rules Governing Child Nutrition Directors Certification.

The Child Nutrition Director’s Certification training will be held July 6-17, 2009, at Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) in Conway, Arkansas. Registration will be Monday, July 6 from 9:30 AM until 10:00 AM. The first general session will begin at 10:00 AM. All other classes will be held daily from 8 AM to 5 PM. Lunch will be provided daily.

For a Director candidate to attend Director Certification training, the following steps must be completed by the required deadlines:

Review the attached Arkansas Child Nutrition Director Certification Program requirements. Complete the attached APPLICATION FOR ACCEPTANCE for the program and mail to:

Child Nutrition Unit
2020 W. Third
Suite 404
Little Rock, AR 72205
Attn: Bill Herndon

The application will be reviewed to assure that it is complete and that education requirements and required recommendations are included. THE APPLICATION FOR ACCEPTANCE DEADLINE IS MAY 22, 2009.

The applicant will be notified of acceptance into the program. Notification of acceptance will include the STEP 2 REGISTRATION FORM, which must be completed and mailed to UCA along with the registration fee. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS June 5, 2009.

UCA has made arrangements with several hotels in Conway to provide lodging while the workshop is in session. The list of hotels will be mailed with the REGISTRATION FORM. Participants must make reservations with the hotel by June 5, 2009, to receive the discounted rates.


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