ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-10-063

Date Created : 02/16/2010


Co-op Directors
other: Child Nutrition Directors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - William J. Goff, Assistant Commissioner
March 4, 2010 – Procurement/Food Purchasing

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Jerry Swope, Kristen Kaiser-Allen, Wynona Bryant-Williams

Phone Number:


A Distance Learning Workshop to discuss the importance of food purchasing/procurement and its integration to food safety has been developed to enable child nutrition professionals to ensure the highest quality procurement standards. Procurement standards are linked to nutrition, government regulations, environmental constraints to ordering foods, and financial management of Child Nutrition Programs. Food Service Directors, Managers, and other personnel involved with the Child Nutrition Program are encouraged to attend this distance learning workshop.


Please register for the workshop directly with a site BY THURSDAY, February 25, 2010. Follow each site’s process for registration.

The following educational cooperatives will host this Workshop:
ADE - The Ranch, 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./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:
Flippin High School - 870-743-9100

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. - 501-767-2306
Metropolitan Tech Center, Little Rock – 501-539-0303
Tri District, Fuller Admin. PCSSD, Little Rock - 501-539-0303
Rogers Public Schools - 479-636-3910
School for the Blind - 501-296-1810

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, March 1, 2010.

Click on the following:
Monthly ADE Distance Education
School Year 2009-2010 Distance Education Program
March 2010

For questions regarding workshop content contact Jerry Swope, Kristen Kaiser-Allen or Wynona Bryant-Williams. For questions related to site participation, please contact Wynona Bryant-Williams. Each facilitator can be reached at 501-324-9502.

Attachment: None


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