School Food Service Reports including School Meals Program, Food Distribution and Summer Food
The law now requires every school district to review the direct certification list at least three times during the school year. The Department suggest at the beginning of each quarter. Direct certification is the FIRST method to approve a student's eligibility with no application or other documentation. When a student submits an application and is on the direct certification list, that application should be filed in a folder of direct certified students/families. Maine currently is below the national benchmark of directly certified students. A report of percent of students directly certified on the list is available on the web. This information is from data submitted by each district to DOE.
Verification is a confirmation of a percent of eligibility for free and reduced price applications under the National School Lunch Program or Breakfast Program. It must include either confirmation of income eligibility or confirmation that the child is included in a currently certified food stamp household or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) unit. At State or local discretion, it may also include confirmation of any other information on the application, which is required as a condition of eligibility.
- School Food Authority Verification Collection Report EF-N-90 link to form; must be completed and submitted annually by Nov. 20
- General requirements
- Verification Powerpoint Presentation converted to pdf (9-15-2016)
For assistance or questions with verification reports or requirements, contact the Department's Child Nutrition Specialist David Hartley at email@example.com or 624-6878.