SDE: School Nutrition Operational Memos 2014

School Nutrition Operational Memos 2014


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The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) operational memoranda contain important information regarding federal and state requirements and implementation guidance for the operation of the USDA school nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) , School Breakfast Program (SBP), Afterschool Snack Program (ASP), and Special Milk Program (SMP).
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2014  (OCTOBER 1, 2013 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2014)
OM 01-14 Schedule for Submission of Online Reimbursement Claim Data
  • Paper Claim Form (DOC)
  • Paper Claim Form Instructions (PDF)
  • OM 02-14 Verification Collection Report
  • Verification Collection Report Form (PDF)
  • OM 03-14 Recent Guidance Issued by USDA for Provision 2 Schools
  • Review of Provision 2 or 3 Base Year (PDF)
  • OM 04-14 State Matching Payments for School Year 2013-14
  • State Matching Payment List (PDF)
  • OM 05-14 Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs
    OM 06-14 Edit Check Worksheets
  • Daily Lunch Count Edit Check Worksheet Instructions (PDF)
  • Daily Meal Count Edit Check Worksheet Instructions (PDF)
  • Daily Meal Count Edit Check Worksheet for Breakfast and Lunch (EXCEL)
  • OM 07-14 Proposed Rule – Community Eligibility Option
    OM 08-14 Effective Date of Free or Reduced-price Meal Eligibility Determinations
    OM 09-14 Paid Lunch Equity: School Year 2014-15 Calculations and Tool
  • Paid Lunch Equity Tool (Excel)
  • OM 10-14 Report of Annual Revenue and Cost Expenditures
  • Annual Cost and Expenditure Report (PDF)  [DOC]
  • Annual Revenue and Cost Expenditure Instructions (PDF)
  • OM 11-14 Overview of Federal versus State Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods in Schools
    OM 12-14 School Food Service Account Revenue from the Sale of Non-program Foods
    OM 13-14 National School Lunch Program Reimbursement and Government Commodity Adjustments
  • Government Commodity Adjustment Report (PDF)
  • OM 14-14 Proposed Rule: Professional Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Programs Personnel as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
    OM 15-14 Student Debt and Unpaid Meal Charges
  • USDA Letter Regarding Student Debt and Unpaid Meal Charges  [PDF]
  • OM 16-14 Interschool Agreements for School Year 2014-15
  • Interschool Agreement Full-service (PDF)
  • Interschool Agreement Full-service (DOC)
  • Interschool Agreement Recipient Site Vended (PDF)
  • Interschool Agreement Recipient Site Vended (DOC)
  • OM 17-14 Questions and Answers Related to the “Smart Snacks” Interim Final Rule
  • Q&A on Smarts Snacks (PDF)
  • OM 18-14 Questions and Answers Related to the Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program
  • Revised Q&A on Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements (March 11, 2014) (PDF)
  • OM 19-14 Guidance on the Community Eligibility Provision: United States Department of Education Title I Guidance
  • USDA Memo SP 19-2014: CEP Guidance: United States Department of Education Title I Guidance
  • OM 20-14 Guidance and Question and Answers on the Community Eligibility Provision
  • Q&A on the CEP]
  • OM 21-14 Annual Notification and Publication Requirements for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
  • USDA Memo SP 32-2014: CEP Annual Notification and Publication Requirements (PDF)
  • OM 22-14 Evaluating Products for Compliance with the Whole Grain-rich Criteria for School Nutrition Programs
  • Criteria for Whole Grain-rich Foods (PDF)
  • OM 23-14 Community Eligibility Provision: Annual Notification and Publication Requirements  REVISED
  • USDA Memo SP 32-2014 Community Eligibility Provision: Annual Notification and Publication Requirements (Revised April 10, 2014)
  • OM 24-14 Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs
    OM 25-14 School Food Authorities (SFAs) Purchasing Produce from U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Vendors Using Section 4 and 11 or Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Funds
    OM 26-14 Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for School Year 2014-15
    OM 27-14 Consolidated Appropriations Act Report Language on Waivers for School Breakfast and Smart Snacks
    OM 28-14 Determining Eligibility for Two-Cent Differential Reimbursement in New School Food Authorities  REVISED
    OM 29-14 Federal and State Requirements for Grain-Only Entrees (Smart Snacks versus Connecticut Nutrition Standards)
    OM 30-14 Smart Snacks Nutrition Standards and Exempt Fundraisers
    OM 31-14 Federal and State Requirements for Culinary Education Programs (Smart Snacks versus Connecticut Nutrition Standards)
    OM 32-14 Clarification of the Policy on Food Consumption Outside of Foodservice Area and the Whole Grain-rich Requirement
    OM 33-14 Summer Feeding Options for School Food Authorities
    OM 34-14 Overview of Available Free and Reduced Price Application Materials; Information for the Implementation of Free/Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk Benefits for School Year 2014-15; Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEG) for July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015; Application for the Afterschool Snack Program
    OM 35-14 Flexibility for Whole Grain-rich Pasta in School Years 2014-15 and 2015- 16  REVISED
  • Questions and Answers Regarding Flexibility for Whole Grain-rich Pasta in School Years 2014-15 and 2015- 16
  • OM 36-14 Disaster Response
    OM 37-14 Food Service Management Company Information, Procurement and State Agency/School Food Authority Oversight and Monitoring
  • Food Service Management Company Best Practice Addendum
  • OM 38-14 Questions and Answers on the School Breakfast Program Meal Pattern for
    School Year 2014-15
  • Q&A on the School Breakfast Program (PDF)
  • OM 39-14 Extension of the Deadline for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to Submit Applications to Elect the Community Eligibility Provision
    OM 40-14 Area Eligibility Using Census Data
  • Instructions for Determining Eligibility Based on Census Data (PDF)
  • OM 41-14 Child Nutrition Database Release 18
    OM 42-14 Questions and Answers Regarding the Independent Review of Application
  • Q&A on the Independent Review of Applications (PDF)
  • OM 43-14 Sharing Aggregate Data to Expand Program Access and Services in Child Nutrition Programs
  • Q&A on Sharing Aggregate Data to Expand Program Access and Services in Child Nutrition Programs (PDF)
  • OM 44-14 Discretionary Elimination of Reduced Price Charges in the School Meal Programs
    OM 45-14 Eligibility Effective Date for Directly Certified Students
    OM 46-14 Direct Certification
    OM 47-14 NSLP Reimbursement and Government Commodity Adjustments
  • Government Commodity Adjustments (PDF)
  • OM 48-14 Rates of Reimbursement for School Year 2014-15
    (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015)
    OM 49-14 Revised Questions and Answers on the Final Rule, “Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs"
  • Revised Q&A on School Meal Patterns (August 2014) (PDF)
  • OM 50-14 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) with Schools/Sites Not Participating in the School Child Nutrition Programs (CNP)
    OM 51-14 Edit Checks; Onsite Monitoring Reminder
    OM 52-14 Submission of Online Agreements, Submission of Online Claiming, Authorized Signatures and Food Safety Inspection Report
    OM 53-14 Updated Offer versus Serve (OVS) Guidance for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program in School Year 2014-15
  • OVS Guidance for the NSLP and SBP (PDF)
  • OM 54-14 Addendum to Agreement for Child Nutrition Programs (ED-099): Attestation of Compliance with Meal Pattern Requirements for School Year 2014-15
  • 2014-15 Attestation Form (ED-099 Addendum) (PDF)
  • 2014-15 Attestation Form (ED-099 Addendum) (DOC)
  • OM 55-14 Report of Annual Revenue and Cost Expenditures
  • Annual Cost and Expenditure Instructions (PDF)
  • Annual Revenue and Cost Expenditure Report Sample Form (PDF)
  • Annual Revenue and Cost Expenditure Report Sample Form (DOC)
  • OM 56-14 Civil Rights
    OM 57-14 Verification Procedures and Collection Report
  • Important Points to Remember (PDF)
  • Verification Checklist (PDF)
  • OM 58-14 Information and Guidance on the Domestic Beef Market
    OM 59-14 Smart Snacks Standards for Exempt Foods when Paired Together
    CONTACT: CSDE School Nutrition Programs Staff
    Connecticut State Department of Education
    Bureau of Health, Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
    Child Nutrition Programs
    450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 504
    Hartford, CT 06103-1841
    Phone: 860-807-2050
    Fax: 860-807-2127


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