SDE: School Nutrition Operational Memos 2015

School Nutrition Operational Memos 2015


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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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2015  (OCTOBER 1, 2014 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2015)
OM 01-15 Schedule for Submission of Online Reimbursement Claim Data
  • Paper Claim Form (DOC)
  • Paper Claim Form Instructions (PDF)
  • OM 02-15 Paid Lunch Price Report
  • Paid Lunch Pricing Worksheet (Excel)
  • OM 03-15 Federal Register Request for Information: Unpaid Meal Charges
    OM 04-15 Paid Lunch Equity: School Year 2015-16 Calculations and Tool
  • Paid Lunch Equity Tool (Excel)
  • OM 05-15 Online Fees in the School Meal Programs
    OM 06-15 Recall Notifications and Public Health Alerts
    OM 07-15 Assessing Proposed Nutrition Education Costs in the National School Lunch Program
    and School Breakfast Program
    OM 08-15 Farm to School and School Garden Expenses
    OM 09-15 CN Labels Copied with a Watermark
    OM 10-15 Guidance for Accepting Processed Product Documentation for Meal Pattern Requirements  REVISED
  • Accepting Processed Product Documentation (PDF)
  • OM 11-15 Implementation of Smart Snacks in School: State Agency Fundraiser Elections and Exemptions
    OM 12-15 Foster Care Letter
  • Tri-agency Foster Care Letter (PDF)
  • Sample Parent/Guardian Letter to Foster Households for School Meals (DOC)
  • OM 13-15 Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs  REVISED
  • Q&A on Crediting of Smoothies in Child Nutrition Programs (July 22, 2015) (PDF)
  • OM 14-15 Updated E-Rate Guidance for Schools Electing the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
    OM 15-15 Community Eligibility Provision Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions  REVISED
  • FAQs about the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) (PDF)
  • OM 16-15 Final Rule: Professional Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Programs Personnel as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
    OM 17-15 Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for School Years 2015-16 and 2016-17
    OM 18-15 Reminder: Paid Lunch Equity Calculations and Tool
  • PLE Exemption - Factors for Consideration (PDF)
  • Operational Memorandum 4-15 (Issued October 2014)
  • OM 19-15 Extension of the Deadline for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to Elect the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 2015-16
    OM 20-15 Requests for Exemption from the School Meals Whole Grain-rich (WGR) Requirement for School Years 2014-15 and 2015-16
  • WGR Exemption Request Form (PDF)
  • WGR Exemption Request Form (DOC)
  • OM 21-15 Extension of the Deadline for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to Submit Applications to Elect the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
    OM 22-15 Statements Supporting Accommodations for Children with Disabilities in the Child Nutrition Programs
    OM 23-15 Interschool Agreements for School Year 2015-16
  • Interschool Agreement Full-service (PDF)
  • Interschool Agreement Full-service (DOC)
  • Interschool Agreement Recipient Site Vended (PDF)
  • Interschool Agreement Recipient Site Vended (DOC)
  • OM 24-15 CN Labels Copied with a Watermark Acceptable Documentation
    OM 25-15 Administrative Reviews in the School Nutrition Programs - A Proposed Rule by the Food and Nutrition Service
    OM 26-15 Release of the FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Data for School Years 2012-13 and 2013-14
  • Paid Lunch Prices for School Year 2012-13 (Excel)
  • Paid Lunch Prices for School Year 2013-14 (Excel)
  • OM 27-15 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 2015-16; Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEG) for July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016; Application for the Afterschool Snack Program
    OM 28-15 State Matching Payments for School Year 2014-15
  • State Matching Payment List (PDF)
  • OM 29-15 Questions and Answers Related to the “Smart Snacks” Interim Final Rule (Third Revision)
  • Revised Q&A on Smarts Snacks (March 31, 2015)(PDF)
  • OM 30-15 Guidance on Prohibition of Separation by Gender during Child Nutrition Program Meal Service
    OM 31-15 Questions and Answers on the Final Rule “Professional Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Programs Personnel as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
  • Q&A on Final Rule for Professional Standards (PDF)
  • OM 32-15 Guidance on the Community Eligibility Provision: United States Department of Education Title I Updated Guidance
  • The Community Eligibility Provision and Selected Requirements under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (U.S. Department of Education, March 2015) (PDF)
  • OM 33-15 Rates of Reimbursement for School Year July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016
    OM 34-15 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 (July 2015)
  • OM 35-15 Updated Offer versus Serve Guidance for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Effective School Year 2015-16
  • USDA OVS Manual (PDF)
  • OM 36-15 Public Act No. 15-215: An Act Concerning Various Revisions and Additions to the Education Statutes
  • Addendum C: Information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (PDF)
  • OM 37-15 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Reimbursement and Government Commodity Adjustments
  • Commodity Adjustments by Sponsor (PDF)
  • OM 38-15 Paid Lunch Equity: School Year 2015-16 Calculations and Tool
    OM 39-15 Verification Procedures and Verification Collection Report
  • Important Points to Remember (PDF)
  • Verification Calendar (PDF)
  • Verification Checklist (PDF)
  • OM 40-15 State Matching Payment
  • State Matching Payment List (PDF)
  • 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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