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! QUESTIONS???