ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-10-026

Date Created : 09/18/2009


Co-op Directors
other: Child Nutrition Directors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - William J. Goff, Assistant Commissioner
Distance Learning-Coordinated Review Effort (CRE) & School Meals Initiative (SMI)

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Suzanne Davidson, Patricia Winders or Wynona Bryant-Williams

Phone Number:


A Distance Education Workshop will be held on THURSDAY, October 1, 2009. The three-hour Workshop covering the Coordinated Review Effort (CRE) and the School Meals Initiative (SMI) will be offered from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The training will include an overview and detail information on the requirements for the CRE and SMI review. Any employee in the School Food Authority responsible for any portion of the National Child Nutrition Program and that have a CRE/SMI review scheduled for the 2009-2010 school year are encouraged to attend.


Please register for the Workshop directly with a cooperative by September 25, 2009. Follow each cooperative’s process for registration.

The following sites will host this Workshop:

ADE Main, Little Rock, 501-371-1950
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., West Helena - 870-338-6461
North Central, 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 1, Camden - 870-836-2213
Southeast, Room 2, Monticello - 870-367-6848
Southwest, Lab 1, Hope - 870-777-3076
Tri District, Fuller Admin. PCSSD, Little Rock - 501-539-0303
Western, Room 1, Branch - 479-965-2191
Wilbur D. Mills, Room 2, Beebe - 501-882-5467

Additional viewing locations:
Benton High School, 501-326-8868
Centerpoint High School, (Amity) room 308
Flippin High School 870- 743-9100
Ft. Smith Public Schools 479-784-8130
Hot Springs High School
Rogers Public Schools
Tri-District, Fuller Admin., Little Rock, 501-538-0303
Tri-District, Metro. Tech Ctr., Little Rock, 501-538-0303
Van Buren, Central Office,

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 webpage after September 28, 2009, Click on the following:
Monthly ADE Distance Education
School Year 2009-2010 Distance Education Program
October 2009

For questions regarding Workshop content or site participation, please contact Wynona Bryant-Williams of the Child Nutrition Unit (CNU), Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) at 501-324-9502.


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