• USDA Waiver Requests

    The School Nutrition Department for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District is requesting two waivers from USDA.  These two waivers do not affect the daily operations of the department nor do either present a cost increase to the district or to the public.
    1. William Rainey Harper Community Eligibility Provision- It is the intent of the District to add William Rainey Harper to the Community Eligibility program which serves meals at no charge to students.  All Cleveland Metropolitan School District school are participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, William Rainey Harper would be an addition.
    2. The School Nutrition Department is scheduled for an Administrative Review from USDA during the 2018-19 academic year.   The Department is asking USDA to postpone the review for one year to the 2019-20 academic year as the Department is implementing a new software district wide.  The review would put an undue burden on the School Nutrition Department.