ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-10-039

Date Created : 11/13/2009


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 3, Distance Learning, Child Nutrition Financial Management

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Donna Ratliff; Dr. Wynona Bryant-Williams

Phone Number:


A Distance Learning Workshop will be held on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009. The three-hour workshop covering Financial Management will be offered from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The training will include completing the Severe Need Application, Claims for Meals Reimbursement, and Direct Certification Schedule for federal Child Nutrition Programs and Claim Form requirements. Jimmy Burks, Missy Harris, and Donna Ratliff will share information on forms associated with the Child Nutrition Program.

Additionally, the Commodity Distribution office will be discussing information related to the advisory commodity committee meeting, yearly commodity ordering, processing, and the Department of Defense (DOD) fresh fruit and vegetable program. Sam Carr, Rosalind Reams, Jolene Duggins, and Lynn Jackson will present this information in a question and answer format.

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


Please register for the workshop directly with a viewing site BY WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2009. Follow each site’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
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
Lake Hamilton Administration, 501-7672306
Rogers Public Schools
Tri-District, Fuller Admin., PCSSD, 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 Web page after Monday, November 30, 2008. Click on the following:

Monthly ADE Distance Education
School Year 2009-10 Distance Education Program
December 2009

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


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