The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) amended the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requiring a unified accountability system designed to ensure that participating school food authorities (SFAs) comply with National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) requirements. The new Administrative Review provides a comprehensive evaluation of School Nutrition Programs and in Illinois include a separate Resource Management review, which includes four general areas:
- Maintenance of Non-Profit School Foodservice Account
- Paid Lunch Equity (PLE)
- Revenue from Nonprogram Foods
- Indirect Costs
ISBE must conduct Administrative Reviews of all schools participating in the NSLP and/or SBP at least once during each three-year review cycle period, provided that each SFA is reviewed at least once every four years. The first three-year review cycle started with School Year (SY) 2013-14.
The review process is designed to allow ISBE to conduct specified aspects of the review off-site and other aspects on-site if necessary. Under an off-site component, ISBE will collect information from what we have available or directly from the school. This process allows ISBE to gain a better understanding of a school's fiscal systems prior to the on-site review. The ISBE Financial Analyst will then utilize a risk assessment tool to determine if a non-comprehensive desk review or a comprehensive on-site review will need to occur.