The Office of Child Nutrition, in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, administers federal school nutrition programs – which include the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and the Summer Food Service Program. The West Virginia Department of Education is dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to nutritious meals that support their well-being and readiness for learning.
Public Notification – National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program
Date: April 10, 2019
The West Virginia Department of Education Office of Child Nutrition is submitting waiver requests to the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to extend the current three-year Administrative Review Cycle to a five-year review cycle and align procurement reviews to mirror the administrative review cycle.
The request to extend the review cycles is expected to reduce administrative burden for School Food Authorities (SFAs) and provide the opportunity for additional training on an as needed basis. Policy Memo SP 12-2019, Flexibility for the Administrative Review Cycle Requirement, provides the state agency the opportunity to request a waiver to extend the review cycle due to feedback about the difficulties of the shorter review cycle, both for the state agencies conducting the reviews, and for School Food Authorities preparing for and responding to reviews.
If the extension is granted, the Office of Child Nutrition will provide detailed information and instructions to National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program sponsors on the required reporting information and timelines for all policy waivers granted by USDA FNS.
For questions or more information, please contact the Office of Child Nutrition at 304-558-3396.
Phone: (304) 558-3396
Fax: (304) 558-1149
Building 6, Room 750, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330