Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Food Service Management Companies

A food service management company (FSMC) is a commercial enterprise or a non-profit organization that is or may be contracted with by a school district to manage any aspect of the school food service. The procurement of a contract with a FSMC can be a time intensive process for child nutrition directors, superintendents, district purchasing officials, and district’s legal council. There are resources available to assist in this process.


Contracting with Food Service Management Companies:  Guidance for School Food Authorities (PDF)
Updated Timeline for 2020-2021 (DOCX)
Registered FSMCs for SY 2020-2021 (DOCX) 
Slides from presentation (PPTX)
Checklist for choosing an RFP (DOCX)
Fixed Price RFP (PDF)
Cost Reimbursable RFP (PDF)

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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