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National School Lunch Program Administrative Review and Procurement Review Process Preparation for Schools Scheduled for an Administrative Review in SY 2022-2023

To:Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program
From:Robert M. Leshin, Director
Office for Food and Nutrition Programs
Date:September 23, 2022

The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, as amended by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA), requires a unified accountability system designed to ensure that participating school food authorities (SFAs) comply with National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) requirements. The Act also requires an accountability system that conducts Administrative Reviews (AR) to evaluate program requirements for NSLP and SBP.

In March 2021, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Office for Food and Nutrition Programs, applied for a single waiver request for a 6-year administrative review cycle extension through June 30, 2025; this request was approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

There are currently three Virtual Open House Q&A sessions scheduled to answer questions on the Administrative Review and Procurement Review processes. In addition, there are several online learning modules available through the John C. Stalker Institute that focus on specific content areas.

Structured Targeted Administrative Review Follow-Up reviews are scheduled with sponsors to address previous Corrective Action findings and include re-visiting the sponsor to ensure that the corrective actions have been implemented to maintain program integrity.

Please refer to the list below to see if your Local Educational Agency (LEA) is scheduled for a NSLP AR and Procurement Review or a Targeted Administrative Review Follow-Up during this school year.

Training Opportunities Available

Administrative Review Specific Training Tools:

  1. SY 2022/23 Administrative Review Open House:
    Register for one of the virtual training sessions held from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm:

    • Wednesday, October 5, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 2, 2022

    These sessions will focus on answering questions about the steps SFA's should take to prepare their records for ARs. These training sessions will not be recorded.

  2. Preparing for the FY23 Administrative Review

  3. Nuts and Bolts of School Nutrition Programs On Demand Modules:
    Our online learning modules reviewing the Administrative Review Process and Resource Management are available to be taken at your own pace. We strongly encourage participants of the virtual training session to complete this module before you attend to help you prepare questions for DESE staff.

  4. Nuts and Bolts of School Nutrition Programs Summer Series:
    A series of recorded presentations that focus on performance standard 1 & 2 compliance areas are available to help SFA's confirm their understanding of specific compliance issues that will be assessed during the administrative review.

Procurement Review Specific Training Tools:

  1. Procurement Review from Start to Finish
    Procurement reviews are a specialized monitoring activity that districts can be selected for in addition to their Administrative Review. Ensuring your procurement practices are in line with regulations long before being selected is key to being prepared. Join us to learn steps you can take today to prepare for a procurement review!

  2. Nuts and Bolts of School Nutrition Programs Summer Series
    A series of recorded presentations that focus on financial management and procurement are available to help SFA's confirm their understanding of specific compliance issues that will be assessed during the procurement review.

Administrative Review Schedule SY 2022-2023

**Your DESE reviewer will reach out to coordinate the scheduled review date(s)**

Agreement #Sponsor NameProcurement Review
01-055-I13RMay Institute, Inc.
01-224-CS-11Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter
01-242Provincetown School Committee
02-004-P6St Stanislaus SchoolYes
02-070-1Central Berkshire Regional Sch DistrictYes
02-070-P8 St. Agnes School
02-150-P10St Mary SchoolYes
03-027Berkley SchoolsYes
03-072Dartmouth School Committee
03-076-3Bristol County AgriculturalYes
03-095Fall River Public SchoolsYes
03-201New Bedford Public SchoolsYes
03-273Somerset Public Schools
03-273-1Somerset-Berkley Reg School District
03-293Taunton Public SchoolsYes
05-009-1Greater Lawrence Regional Voc School
05-030-5Northshore Education ConsortiumYes
05-128Haverhill Public SchoolsYes
05-149-4Community Day Charter School
05-163Lynn Public Schools
05-196 Nahant Public Schools
05-291Swampscott Public SchoolsYes
06-068Conway School Committee
06-223Orange School Committee
06-223-1Ralph C Mahar Regional School DistrictYes
07-005Agawam Public Schools
07-137Holyoke Public SchoolsYes
07-332-CS-68Hampden Charter School of the West
08-309Ware School CommitteeYes
08-340Williamsburg School DepartmentYes
08-340-1Hampshire Regional School District
08-349Worthington Public SchoolsYes
09-048Burlington Public SchoolsYes
09-049-CS-5Community Charter SchoolYes
09-049-P41James F. Farr Academy
09-051Carlisle Public Schools CommitteeYes
09-100-I11RWayside Youth and Family Support
09-100-P4St. Bridget Parish School
09-160Lowell Public SchoolsYes
09-160-P125Mother Caroline Academy & Education Ctr.Yes
09-165-CS-13Mystic Valley Advantage Regional CharterYes
09-165-P198Cheverus Centennial School
09-174Maynard Public Schools
09-176Medford Public Schools
09-198-I58RBrandon Residential Treatment Center
09-305-1Northeast Metropolitan Regional VocYes
09-315Wayland Public SchoolsYes
10-197Nantucket School CommitteeYes
11-050-I85RJudge Rotenberg Education Center, Inc.
11-099-CS-15Foxborough Regional Charter SchoolYes
11-199-I22RWalker Home and School
11-208Norfolk Public Schools
11-243Quincy Public Schools
11-266Sharon Public SchoolsYes
11-307Walpole Public Schools
11-317Wellesley Public SchoolsYes
11-335Westwood Public Schools
12-044Brockton Public Schools
12-044-CS-65New Heights Charter School of Brockton Yes
12-122-1South Shore Regional Voc Tech HS
12-122-I26RCardinal Cushing School
12-171Marshfield Public SchoolsYes
12-239-CS-14Rising Tide Charter SchoolYes
12-251Rockland School Committee
12-264Scituate Public SchoolsYes
12-310Wareham School CommitteeYes
13-035Boston School Committee
13-035-5City On A Hill Charter SchoolYes
13-035-6Boston Renaissance Charter School
13-035-CS-19Roxbury Preparatory Charter SchoolYes
13-035-CS-32Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Yes
13-035-P100Mesivta of Greater BostonYes
13-035-P200Cristo Rey Boston High School
13-035-P214Malik Academy
13-035-P217Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy Yes
13-035-P40Nativity Preparatory SchoolYes
13-035-P403Cathedral High SchoolYes
13-035-P432Sacred Heart School
13-035-P439Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Gr.Yes
13-057-CS-2Phoenix Charter Academy
14-034-1Nashoba Regional School DistrictYes
14-045Brookfield School CommitteeYes
14-077Douglas School Department
14-103Gardner School CommitteeYes
14-134-1Wachusett Regional School District
14-185Milford Public SchoolsYes
14-226Oxford Public SchoolsYes
14-234Petersham School Committee
14-271Shrewsbury Public SchoolsYes
14-280-1Spencer-East Brookfield RegionalYes
14-287-CS-66Old Sturbridge Academy Charter SchoolYes
14-303-1Blackstone Valley Vocational R. D.
14-316Webster School Committee
14-321Westborough School Department
14-322West Boylston Public Schools
14-348-CS-12Abby Kelley Foster Regional Charter Sch.Yes

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Last Updated: September 23, 2022

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