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Administrative Review (AR)

The Administrative Review provides a comprehensive evaluation of school nutrition programs, and includes both Critical and General Areas of review. The following is a breakdown of the review sections:

Meal Access and Reimbursement (Critical Area – Performance Standard 1)

  • Certification and Benefit Issuance
  • Verification
  • Meal Counting and Claiming

Nutritional Quality and Meal Pattern (Critical Area - Performance Standard 2)

  • Meal Components and Quantities
  • Offer or Serve
  • Dietary Specifications and Nutrient Analysis

Resource Management (General Areas)

  • Maintenance of Non-Profit School Foodservice Account
  • Allowable Costs
  • Paid Lunch Equity (PLE)
  • Revenue from Non-Program Foods
  • Indirect Costs

General Program Compliance (General Areas)

  • Civil Rights
  • Sponsor On-site Monitoring
  • Local School Wellness Policy
  • Competitive Food Services
  • Water
  • Food Safety, Storage and Buy American
  • Reporting and Recordkeeping
  • Professional Standards
  • School Breakfast Program and Summer Food Service Program Outreach

Other Federal Program Reviews (Critical and General Areas)

  • Afterschool Snack Program
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
  • Special Milk Program

KSDE must conduct Administrative Reviews of all schools participating in the NSLP and/or SBP at least once during each three-year review cycle period. The Administrative Review process is designed to allow KSDE to conduct specified aspects of the review off-site and other aspects on-site. Under an off-site component, KSDE will collect information from what we have available or directly from the sponsor. This process allows KSDE to gain a better understanding of a sponsor’s operations prior to the on-site review, thus providing for a more robust on-site review while decreasing KSDE’s on-site review time. The on-site portion of the Administrative Review is intended to validate the information collected off-site and provide an opportunity for KSDE to observe the operation of the school nutrition program in selected schools. The objectives of the Administrative Review are through collaborative compliance to: determine whether the sponsor meets program requirements, provide technical assistance, secure any needed corrective action, and assess fiscal action, if applicable.

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Scheduled Administrative Reviews
Scheduled Administrative Reviews SY 2019-20
Administrative Review Flowchart - PDF
Administrative Review Flowchart
Kansas Nonprogram Food Revenue Tool
Kansas Nonprogram Food Revenue Tool - September 2019
    Link to State Agency Administrative Review Summaries for 2016-2017
    Link to State Agency Administrative Review Summaries for 2017-2018 and beyond


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