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WDE to Request Waivers for Summer 2022 and SY 2022-2023

June 6, 2022 – Given that many nationwide waivers are set to expire June 30, 2022 or at the end of the Public Health Emergency, USDA has provided a list of allowable waivers for which states may request for Summer 2022 and School Year 2022-2023.  Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) is requesting to implement the following waivers for Summer 2022 and SY 2022-2023 when normal functions are interrupted due to COVID-19.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO)

  • Waiver 1: Non Congregate Meal Service during Summer 2022
  • Waiver 2: Parent / Guardian Meal Pickup during Summer 2022
  • Onsite Review Requirements for State Agencies, including pre-approval visits
  • Requirements to review food service operations at each site at least once during the first four weeks of operation

National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP)

  • Waiver 3: Non Congregate Meal Service
  • Waiver 4: Parent / Guardian Meal Pickup
  • Waiver 5: Meal Service Times
  • Wavier 6: Offer Versus Serve

School Year Administrative (NSLP/SBP/SFSP)

  • Waiver 7: Local Wellness Policy Triennial Assessment
  • Waiver 8: Food Service Management Company contract duration
  • Waiver 9: Administrative Review Onsite Requirements
  • Onsite Requirement for School Food Authority Onsite Reviews by February 1
  • Onsite Requirements for NSLP Afterschool Care Program Reviews
  • Onsite Requirements for Periodic Onsite Visits when Utilizing an FSMC

Reporting Requirements

  • Waiver 10: FNS – 874 Second Review of Applications
  • Waiver 11: FNS – 640 Administrative Review Data Report

Special Milk Program (SMP)

  • Waiver 12: Non-Congregate Milk Service
  • Waiver 13: Parent / Guardian Milk Pickup

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Programs (FFVP)

  • Waiver 14: Parent / Guardian  FFVP Pickup
  • Waiver 15: Alternate Site

Unanticipated School Closure

  • Waiver 16: Non-Congregate Meal Service during Unanticipated School Closures in SY 2022-2023
  • Waiver 17: Parent / Guardian Meal Pickup during Unanticipated School Closures
  • Waiver 18: Meal Service Times for Unanticipated School Closures in SY 2022-2023
  • Waiver 19: Meals at School Sites for Unanticipated School Closures in SY 2022-2023

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

  • Waiver 20: Non-Congregate Meal Service
  • Waiver 21: Parent / Guardian Meal Pickup
  • Waiver 22: Meal Service Times
  • Waiver 23: State Agency Onsite Monitoring Visits
  • Waiver 24: Sponsoring Organization Onsite Monitoring Visits

Additional Flexibilities (NSLP/SBP)

  • Waiver 25: Paid Lunch Equity
  • Waiver 26: Use of Prior Year Eligibility Determinations for SY 2022-2023 Carryover

If waivers are approved, these waivers are only to be used in cases where COVID-19 has affected normal operations.  The waivers are not meant to be used for normal operations.  WDE will set an approval process for schools to apply for waivers on an as needed basis. WDE will continue to provide updates and guidance on weekly emails and monthly meetings.

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