November 16, 2012 – Members of the School Nutrition Association have spoken, casting their ballots in the annual election for the Association’s top leadership positions. Nine new members to the Board of Directors will be installed in July 2013 and three members, representing different SNA regions, will join the Nominating Committee.
SNA congratulates the following candidates for their election to the Association’s Board of Directors and Nominating Committee, and thanks all the candidates for their enthusiasm and commitment to serve the national Association.
Vice PresidentJean Ronnei, SNS, Saint Paul Public Schools, Minnesota
Education Committee ChairGay Anderson, Brandon Valley School District, South Dakota
Public Policy & Legislation Committee Chair Wendy Weyer, RD, Seattle Public Schools, Washington
Research Committee Chair Jill Kidd, MS, RD, SNS, Pueblo City Schools, Colorado
Mideast Regional Director Sara Gasiorowski, SNS, Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, Indiana
Midwest Regional Director Micheline Piekarski, SNS, Oak Park & River Forest High School #200, Illinois
Southeast Regional Director Jonathan Dickl, MBA, SNS, Knox County Schools, Tennessee
West Regional Director Lynnelle Grumbles, SNS, Visalia Unified School District, California
Industry RepresentativeKevin Woods, SNS, Globe Food Equipment, Ohio
Northeast Nominating Committee Representative Donna Roy, SNS, Pembroke Academy, New Hampshire
Northwest Nominating Committee Representative Dean Hamburg, SNS, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Alaska
Southwest Nominating Committee Representative Beth Wallace, SNS, Cherry Creek Schools, Colorado
These winning candidates will be installed in July during the Association's Annual National Conference in Kansas City, and will serve under the leadership of incoming President Leah Schmidt, SNS.
The School Nutrition Association (SNA) recently submitted comments in response to a proposed rule entitled “Independent Review of Applications Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010”, as published in the Federal Register on September 13, 2012. This proposed rule would require local education agencies participating in the Department's National School Lunch Program and demonstrating high levels of, or a high risk for administrative error associated with certification, verification, and other administrative processes to conduct an independent review of the initial eligibility determinations for free and reduced price school meals for accuracy prior to notifying households of eligibility or ineligibility.
SNA submitted 5 pages of comments addressing a number of concerns with these additional regulatory requirements including: timing of implementation, integration with other changes, cost and staffing, source of errors, timeframes, training, and the process for review. To read the Federal Register notice, click here. Read SNA’s response and comments in full, here.
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