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Onsite Monitoring Due February 1

" December 1, 2021 - CEs that operate more than one site are required to conduct onsite reviews. Click for more information.
December 1, 2021 -  NSLP and SBP CEs that operate more than one site are required to conduct onsite reviews by February 1. If operating SSO, all sites need to be reviewed annually; however, TDA encourages all CEs to have their SSO site reviews completed by February 1, 2022 as a best practice. Onsite monitoring reviews ensure that the following requirements are met:

    • The counting system is consistent with the CE’s policy statement included in its approved Policy Statement for Free and Reduced-Price Meals, Attachment B: Meal Count/Collection Procedure(s).
    • The counting system, as implemented, yields the actual number of reimbursable free, reduced-price, or paid meals served for each day of operation.
    • The counting system prevents overt identification of students receiving free and reduced-price meals.
    • The system provides for adequate monitoring to ensure that only reimbursable meals are counted.

CEs may use the TDA-developed onsite monitoring forms available on that are applicable to the program.

For additional guidance on onsite monitoring, please see the Administrator’s Reference Manual (ARM), Section 20, Counting & Claiming


Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

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