Act 1220 of 2011, requires school districts to spend a minimum of 85% of current year National School Lunch Act (NSLA) funding.
In the attachment, 85% of NSLA Funds, the column "85% of Total NSLA Funds", is the minimum amount a school district should spend this year to be in compliance with Act 1220.
The column "District NSLA Expenditures to March 31, 2012" is expenditures coded to Source of Funds 1281 and 2281 as of March 31, 2012. The details of these expenditures are provided in the attachment NSLAExpendituresYTD March 31, 2012.
The column "Amount of Expenditures versus 85% of NSLA" is the difference in "85% of Total NSLA Funds" and "District NSLA Expenditures to March 31, 2012. If your expenditures as of March 31, 2012, exceed 85% of NSLA current year funding, you are already in compliance.
This information is provided to assist in gauging your progress towards compliance with Act 1220. We fully recognize there are three more months of expenditures that will be used in the final calculation of this requirement. If you make budget changes to expend the full 85%, please be sure to update the ACSIP also.
The column "85 of Total NSLA Funds" is 85% of the school district's annual national school lunch state categorical funding allocation times 85%. This data is reported on the State Aid Notice 2011-2012 Preliminary, as of February 29, 2012, as published on the ADE website:
The data used in "District NSLA Expenditures to March 31, 2012" is a Cognos report and is available in the attached spreadsheet: NSLAExpenditures YTD March 31, 2012.
Act 1220 of 2011 is codified at Ark. Code Ann. §6-20-2305(b)(4)(F)(i). The Act is attached.