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National School Lunch Program - NSLP

Important dates for Schools

Important Dates for School Year

July 1 - Start of New Program Year

July 15 - Annual Financial Statement for Non-public schools and Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs) must be completed online.

July 15 - Program Application updated for school sponsors and RCCIs claiming reimbursement in July.

July-August - Sponsors distribute Free/Reduced Application Packet to households

August 15 - Deadline for schools to update the "system" and "site" applications via the web-based reporting system for the 2012-13 school year.

August 31 - Direct Certification - Enter all students to NDE using one of four methods listed on the Direct Certification and Direct Verification Timelines. On the Direct Certification and Direct Verification page click on Calendar to view.

30th School Day - Last date free/reduced approvals from previous school year can be honored.

October 1 - Date free/reduced applications must be counted for verification pool. Verification process begins. New option is Direct Verification (click here for more information).

October 13-17, 2014 - National School Lunch Week - Get in the Game with School Lunch

October 15 - Number of Health Inspections in SY 2012-13 recorded in on-line Site Entry Form.
Instructions for on-line site entry (pdf).

October 31 - Direct Certification - Enter any new or transfer students to NDE using one of four methods listed on the Direct Certification and Direct Verification Timelines. On the Direct Certification and Direct Verification page click on Calendar to view.

November 15 - Verification must be completed.

December - Sponsors considering contracting with a Food Service Management for the next school year must contact Nutrition Services.

December 1 - On-line Verification Collection Report must be completed.

February 1 - Attachment I On-Site Reviews must be completed for each feeding site in districts with two or more feeding sites.

February 28 - Direct Certification - Enter any new or transfer students to NDE using one of four methods listed on the Direct Certification and Direct Verification Timelines. On the Direct Certification and Direct Verification page click on Calendar to view.

March 2-6, 2015 - National School Breakfast Week - Make the Grade with School Breakfast.

April - Mailing from Nutrition Services with includes Free/Reduced Application Packet, Direct Match Procedures, and Summer Training Information.

May 4-8, 2015 - School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week

May 13, 2015 - Nebraska School Food Service Employee Appreciation Day

June 8-12, 2015 - NTENT - Nebraska Training and Education for Nutrition Teams - Introductory and Intermediate Steps

June - FSMC Contract addendum due to Nutrition Services for approval.

June 28-July 1, 2015 - Nebraska School Nutrition Association Annual Conference - Kearney

July 12-15, 2015 - School Nutrition Association National Conference - Salt Lake City

June 30 - End of Program Year


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