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Mark Your Calendar for a Great Summer Training Opportunity!

What? A Review of the Basic Bookkeeping Requirements of the School Meals Program  

When? Join us on Zoom, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (CST)

Who should register?  New staff and experienced staff wanting a refresher on the bookkeeping requirements of the School Meals Program 

What topics will be covered? This training will focus on program requirements. Topics include: dates of importance, income eligibility applications, direct certification, verification, claiming, etc…

What about the Seamless Summer Operation for SY 2021-22?  The July 20th training will focus on “normal year” school meals operations. The USDA has provided through COVID Response Waiver #84  the option for SFAs to operate the Seamless Summer Operation (SSO) for SY 2021-22.  The SSO is under the School Meals Program so most of the “normal year” program requirements apply.  During the training we will be addressing questions you may have as you prepare for the new school year.  Additional training is planned this summer on how to complete the SSO section of the School Meals Program annual application.  Watch for that email communication to be sent in July. 

How do I register for this training?  Individual Registration within the CNP system is required for the July 20th training. Registration instructions are attached.  pdf CNP Training Registration (484 KB)    

What happens after I register? Approximately one week before the training you will be emailed the Zoom July 20th training link as well as a training packet.  We encourage you to print this packet or have it available electronically for the training. Nutrition Services will not be mailing any packets to registered participants.     

What if I can’t attend the Zoom Training on July 20thThe training will be recorded and posted by the beginning of August on the Nutrition Services website at the following link: https://www.education.ne.gov/ns/training/national-school-lunch-program  

What can I do now to learn about bookkeeping requirements of the school meals program? Bookkeeper Training Parts 1-4 and Direct Certification videos are available on the NDE-Nutrition Services website:  https://www.education.ne.gov/ns/training/national-school-lunch-program/school-lunch-training/

Who should I contact if I have questions? Shawn Vondracek at 402-480-3046 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.