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Instructions for Completing Local Educational Authority (LEA) Verification Summary Report

 

Local Educational Authority (LEA) Verification Summary Report

Definitions:

Source – MSRS: TITLE 20-A EDUCATION Part 1 General Provisions

School Administrative Unit: Means the state-approved unit of school administration and includes a municipal school unit, school administrative district, community school district or any other municipal or quasi-municipal corporation responsible for operating or constructing public schools, except it does not include an applied technology region.
Private School: Means an academy, seminary, institute or other private corporation or body formed for educational purposes covering kindergarten through grade 12 or any portion thereof.
Public School: Means a school that is governed by a school board or a school administrative unit and funded primarily with public funds.
School Union: Means a union composed of school administrative units joined for the purpose of providing joint administrative services, including a joint superintendent.

Source – Federal Regulations: National School Lunch Program 7 CFR 210.2 and School Breakfast Program 7 CFR 220

Local Educational Authority (LEA): Means the governing body which is responsible for the administration of one or more schools and has the legal authority to operate the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program.
Residential Child Care Institution (RCCI): Means any public or nonprofit private residential child care institution operating principally for the care of children and, if private, is licensed to provide residential child care services under the appropriate State licensing code.
National School Lunch Program (NSLP):  Means the Program under which participating schools operate a nonprofit lunch program in accordance with Federal Regulation 7 CFR 210.
School Breakfast Program (SBP):  Means the program authorized by section 4 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to provide a meal which meets the nutritional requirements set out in 7 CFR 210.8 and is served to a child in the morning hours.  The meal shall be served at or close to the beginning of the child’s day at school.

II.  RESULTS OF VERIFICATION
6. Report the type of verification process the LEA uses to comply with the requirements of 7 CFR 245.6a.  
7 through 12.   Report the results of the verification process BY TYPE OF APPLICATION APPROVAL. 
Items 7 through 11 are required, and are reported as of the date of completion of verification.  For the purposes of this report verification is complete:  − for households whose eligibility does not change: as of the date of the confirmation of eligibility by a  reviewing official; − for households which do not appeal a change in eligibility: as of the first operating day following the last date  for filing an appeal in response to a notice of change in eligibility; − for households which appeal a change in eligibility: as of the first operating day following a decision by the hearing official.

  1.   Report the number of applications with no change in eligibility and the number of students on these applications, for each application type.
  2. Report the number of applications for which the eligibility was changed to FREE BASED ON DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED BY THE HOUSEHOLD, and the number of students on these applications, for each application type.
  3.   Report the number of applications for which the eligibility was changed to REDUCED PRICE BASED ON DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED BY THE HOUSEHOLD, and the number of students on these applications, for each application type.
  4.   Report the number of applications for which the eligibility was changed to PAID BASED ON DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED BY THE HOUSEHOLD, and the number of students on these applications, for each application type.
  5.   Report the number of applications for which the eligibility was changed to PAID BECAUSE THE HOUSEHOLD DID NOT RESPOND, and the number of students on these applications, for each application type.  NOTE: Report ALL applications for which the household did not respond, even if the students on the application continued to receive free or reduced price meals while being claimed as paid.
  6.   Report the number of applications for households whose eligibility was changed to PAID as a result of verification that resubmitted applications and were re-approved for either free or reduced-price meal benefits on or before February 15, and the number of students on these applications, for each application type.