Fall MoASBO Handouts

Report
Ritenour
School
District
October 20, 2014
Missouri Association of School Business
Officials
Community Eligibility Provision
Community Eligibility
Provision
Patty Poretti, RD LD
• Director of Child Nutrition
• Registered Dietitian
• Food Management Dietetics
• 19?? Ritenour graduate
Objectives for Today
Understand what USDA Community
Eligibility Program is
Know where resources and tools can be
found regarding the CEP Provision and
its implementation
Gain insight into the logistics of
implementation
Ritenour School District
Location
North St. Louis County
History
Started as a one-room log cabin called
Buck School in 1846.
The name Ritenour was not used until
1867.
Ritenour grew to be one of the largest
school district in St. Louis County.
Student Population
6300 students attend Ritenour School
District.
Over 75% of our students receive Free and
Reduced Price meals.
39.8% African American
37.2% Caucasian
14.8% Hispanic
2.2% Asian
Why Community
Eligibility Provision?
Started with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids
Act of 2010 Sections 205 and 206.
Established requirements for Paid Lunch
Equity:
• Revenue from paid reimbursable meals
• The average price for Paid Lunches must
be more than the difference between the
Federal reimbursement for free lunches
and paid lunches.
Community Eligibility
Provision
Ritenour Community
Increase in meal prices
Increase in the % Free and Reduced Price
students
Time to look at other options!
Community Eligibility
Provision
• To improve access to free school meals
in eligible high poverty schools and
districts
• Alternate to household applications for
free and reduced price meals in high
poverty areas.
Community Eligibility
Provision
• To be eligible, schools and/or districts
must meet a minimum level of 40%
Identified Students for free meals in the
year prior to implementing the CEP.
• Reimbursement is based on the claiming
percentage derived from the Identified
Student percentages
Identified Students
Students certified for free meals through
Direct Certification on the basis of their
participation in:
SNAP
TANF
FDPIR
Homeless, runaway, Head Start or
migrant youth
Identified Students
Does not include students who are eligible
based on submission of a free and
reduced price application
Identified Student percentage is
established using the number of
Identified Students as of April 1st of the
prior year.
Community Eligibility
Provision
All school or some schools may participate.
A new Identified Student % may be
established each year of a 4 year cycle.
Community Eligibility
Claiming
The percentage of Identified Students is
multiplied by a factor of 1.6 to determine
the total percentage of meals reimbursed
at the Federal free reimbursement rate.
The remaining percentage of meals is
reimbursed at the Federal paid
reimbursement rate.
Ritenour and Community
Eligibility Provision
Number of Identified Students and Enrollment
Building Name
Number of Identified
Students
Enrollment
Identified Student
Percentage
Buder
198
490
40.41%
Iveland
256
524
48.85%
Kratz
334
554
60.29%
Marion
239
476
50.21%
Marvin
260
515
50.49%
Wyland
219
493
44.42%
Hoech Middle
333
694
47.98%
RMS
309
658
46.96%
RHS
676
1692
39.95%
SECE
4
86
4.65%
Community Eligibility
Provision
Traditional Method vs. CEP Revenue Intake
Building Name
Traditional Method
CEP
Difference
Buder
$
186,999.00
$ 138,303.00
$
(48,696.00)
Iveland
$
201,991.00
$ 118,884.00
$
(83,107.00)
Kratz
$
243,224.00
$ 248,396.00
$
5,172.00
Marion
$
181,506.00
$ 164,579.00
$
(16,927.00)
Marvin
$
208,492.00
$ 183,550.00
$
(24,942.00)
Wyland
$
190,471.00
$ 152,527.00
$
(37,944.00)
Hoech Middle
$
308,469.00
$ 265,262.00
$
(43,207.00)
RMS
$
287,415.00
$ 241,209.00
$
(46,206.00)
RHS
$
459,301.00
Not Eligible
Not Eligible
SECE
$
23,464.00
Not Eligible
Not Eligible
Community Eligibility
Provision
My Projected Revenues vs. Expenses
-$84,128
Kratz Elementary
Community Eligibility
• Located next to the airport
• Highest % of Free and Reduced Price
students in the district
– 87% Free and Reduced Price students
• Very transient community
• Good school to “pilot” Community
Eligibility
Kratz Elementary
Community Eligibility
• Excellent café manager at Kratz
Elementary, Louisa Olney
• Excellent principle at Kratz Elementary,
Dorlita Adams
• Could not have done it without these two!
Kratz Elementary
Community Eligibility
Communication with Principal Dorlita
Adams
• Concern about volume of students eating
breakfast in 20 minutes.
– 2013-2014 average breakfast count was
close to 200 per day.
– How would we accommodate more kids in
the cafeteria?
Kratz Elementary
Community Eligibility
Breakfast in the Classroom for
Kindergarteners and First Graders was
the answer!
Kratz Elementary
Community Eligibility
Communication with Principal Dorlita
Adams
• Concern about communication with
parents
Kratz Elementary
Community Eligibility
Kratz Elementary
Community Eligibility
Breakfast in the
Classroom
Initial Expense
9 Coolers w/ Wheels
$1,932
9 Insulated Bags
$ 967
9 Carts
$1,475
$4,374
Breakfast in the
Classroom
Breakfast in the
Classroom
State Approval
August 2013 and 2014
Comparison
2013
2014
Number of
Breakfast/Day
195
(35% Participation)
298
(55% Participation)
Number of
Lunches/Day
434
(77% Participation)
458
(85 % Participation)
Breakfast Revenue
$3,973
$6,679
Lunch Revenue
$13,165
$16,255
General Supplies
$2,111
$4,458
Food Supplies
$7,240
$9,025
Community Eligibility
Provision Resources
• http://www.fns.usda.gov/schoolmeals/policy
• http://dese.mo.gov/financial-adminservices/food-nutritionservices/community-eligibility-provisioncep
NEXT STEPS
• Monthly Direct Certifications
• Add more schools in 2015-2016
THANK YOU!
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