Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

CN Related Commissioner's Memos

  • CNU-21-006: United States Department of Agriculture Extends Free Meals for Students Through December 31, 2020
  • CNU-21-005: Application for Alternate I or Alternate II Verification Sample Size
  • CNU-21-004: School Year 2020-2021 Meal Pattern Changes
  • CNU-21-003: National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grants- Fiscal Year 2020
  • CNU-21-002: Reimbursement Rates for Child Nutrition Programs 2020-2021 School Year; Non-Reimbursable Meal Prices
  • CNU-21-001: National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program USDA Waivers for SY 2020-2021
  • CNU-20-036: Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Election Procedures for SY2020 - 2021
  • FIN-20-045: Classified Employee Minimum Hourly Wage for 2020-2021
  • FIN-20-044: Purchase Price Threshold for Bidding Commodities
  • CNU-20-035: Child Nutrition Nationwide Waiver Extensions
  • COM-20-114: Classified Employees with Paid Breaks and FLSA
  • CNU-20-034: Identified Student Percentage Reporting
  • CNU-20-033: Paid Lunch Equity Guidance for School Year 2020-21
  • CNU-20-032: Child Health Advisory Committee Recommendations: SY 2020-21 Maximum Portion Size List
  • CNU-20-031: Summer Feeding Programs SU 2019-2020
  • CNU-20-030: Funding Opportunity – Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program SY 2020-2021
  • CNU-20-028: Fruit Meal Pattern Requirements in the School Breakfast Program
  • CNU-20-027: Soliciting Bids for Processed USDA Donated Foods
  • CNU-20-026: Crediting Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs Memo Information
  • CNU-20-025: Hiring Requirements for Child Nutrition Directors
  • CNU-20-024: Fiscal Action Related to Child Nutrition
  • CNU-20-023: Wellness Committee Responsibilities
  • CNU-20-022: USDA Wellness Policy Requirements: Is Your District Due for a Triennial Assessment?
  • CNU-20-021: Afterschool Snack Program, Availability, and Requirements
  • CNU-20-019: Meal Modifications to Accommodate Students with Disabilities in School Meal Programs
  • CNU-20-018: 2020-2021 Severe Need
  • CNU-20-017: Reminder: Requirements for Students Transferring Meal Eligibility from Provision to non-Provision Schools
  • CNU-20-016: Salad Bars in the National School Lunch Program
  • CNU-20-015: Local Foods Guide and Adherence to the Buy American Requirements
  • CNU-20-014: Minimizing Food Waste
  • CNU-20-013: Re-Service of Milk
  • CNU-20-012: National School Lunch Program Verification Collection Report
  • CNU-20-011: Registration of Food Service Management Companies SY2020-2021
  • CNU-20-010: New Food Items: Crediting Foods in the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Afterschool Snack Programs
  • CNU-20-009: Best Practices for School Meal Applications
  • CNU-20-008: Child Nutrition Application for Alternate I or Alternate II Verification Sample Size
  • CNU-20-007: Smart Snacks Regulations and Second Trays - Update
  • CNU-20-006: SY2019-2020 Unpaid Meal Charges
  • CNU-20-005: National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grants- Fiscal Year 2019
  • CNU-20-004: Reimbursement Rates for Child Nutrition Programs 2019-2020 School Year; Non-Reimbursable Meal Prices
  • CNU-20-003: Micro-purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds for Procurement in Child Nutrition Programs
  • CNU-20-001: State Agency (SA) Prior Approval Process for School Food Authority (SFA) Equipment Purchases
  • CNU-19-037: Child Nutrition Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements beginning July 1, 2019
  • CNU-19-026: FY 2019 Child and Adult Care Food Program Guidance
  • CNU-19-024: Wellness and Smart Snack: Documenting the Nine Special Event Days in the eSchool Calendar
  • CNU-19-019: Flexibility in Effective Date of Free or Reduced Price Meal Eligibility
  • CNU-18-018: Providing Free and Reduced Meal Status Information for School Districts for Concurrent Credit
  • CNU-19-017: Clarification on the Milk and Water Requirements in School Meal Programs
  • CNU-19-009: Change in Federal Micro and Small Purchase Threshold for School Food Authorities
  • CNU-19-004: School Food Service Account Revenue from the Sale of Non-Program Foods
  • CNU-19-002: Eligibility Manual for Determining Student Meal Status
  • LS-18-080: Wellness Committee Responsibilities: School Health Index Assessment
  • FIN-18-047: Act 1124 of 2017 - Purchase Price Threshold for Bidding Commodities
  • COM-18-059: Contracting with Family/Household Members of Employees Under Ark. Code Ann. § 6-24-107
  • CNU-18-037: Procurement Policy Requirement for Child Nutrition Programs: Written Code of Conduct for Employees Involved in Procurement in Child Nutrition Programs
  • CNU-18-036: Milk Substitutions in Child Nutrition Programs
  • CNU-18-035:  APSCN Financial Expenditure Codes for School Food Authorities using Contracted Services in Child Nutrition Programs
  • CNU-18-032: Guidance Regarding Act 575 and Child Nutrition Allowable Expenses
  • CNU-18-026: Assessing Proposed Costs for Nutrition Education and Marketing Materials
  • CNU-18-025: Policy Updates on Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in the School Meals Programs
  • CNU-18-016: Regulations and Processes Impacting the Payment of the Child Nutrition Claims for Reimbursement
  • CNU-18-009: Compliance with and Enforcement of the Buy American Provision in the Child Nutrition Programs
  • CNU-18-006: Grain- Based Desserts in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
  • CNU-18-005: Flexibility for Co-Mingled Preschool Meals; Questions and Answers
  • COM-18-002: Act 1118 of 2017 - Concurrent Credit
  • CNU-17-048: Web-Based Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications
  • CNU-17-046: Exam Fee Reductions and Waivers for Students in CEP Schools
  • CNU-17-030: Child Nutrition Administrative Review Required Public Notification
  • CNU-17-027: Wellness Policies: Tips for Addressing Policies for Food and Beverage Marketing
  • CNU-17-020: Required On-Site Review of Child Nutrition Programs including Revised On-Site Review Form
  • CNU-17-019: Child Nutrition Monitoring of Vending Machines
  • CNU-17-016: Wellness Policy Requirements: Updates from USDA Final Rule
  • CNU-17-013: Wellness Committee Responsibilities: A Joint Memo from ADE Child Nutrition and School Health Services
  • CNU-17-003: Unpaid Meal Charges: Local Meal Charge Policy and Clarification on Collection of Delinquent Meal Payments
  • CNU-17-001: Meaningful Access for Persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) in the School Meal Programs: Guidance and Questions and Answers (Q&A)
  • CNU-16-046: How to Operate a “Self-Sustaining” Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
  • CNU-16-044: Smart Snacks in Arkansas Schools: Providing, Selling, and “9 Special Event Days”
  • CNU-16-043: Healthy Snacks for Designated Testing Days
  • CNU-16-010: Year to Date Financial Reports Available On Line
  • FIN-15-050: Farm to School and School Garden Expenses
  • FIN-15-048: Enhancing the School Food Safety Program
  • FIN-15-041: On-line Fees in School Meals Programs

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