THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Office of P-20 Education Policy
The New York State Education Department (SED), Office of Child Nutrition Program Administration will host a webinar in May to provide important information to School Food Authorities (SFAs) regarding the process for contracting with a Food Service Management Company (FSMC). The webinar will explain the process for procuring a FSMC, will address important changes to the process for the 2018-2019 school year, and will familiarize SFAs with SED’s prototype contracts.
SED strongly encourages both prospective SFAs and SFAs that currently contract with a FSMC to attend the webinar. This webinar is considered a professional development opportunity; the webinar will provide 1.5 hours of training which will count towards the Professional Standards annual training requirements. Interested school business officials, supervisors, cook managers, and others involved with the operation of the Child Nutrition Programs are invited to attend the webinar. If you currently contract with a FSMC, please inform company representatives of this training and encourage them to attend as they, too, are required to meet the Professional Standards annual training requirement.
SED is committed to providing on-going training and technical assistance to those administering the Child Nutrition Programs. The webinar will be accessible on the Child Nutrition Knowledge Center website after the live versions have concluded. SED will be offering additional webinars addressing various topics throughout the school year, so it is important to visit the Child Nutrition Knowledge Center website regularly for the most up to date information and training schedules.
SED will use WebEx to conduct this webinar. The date, time and event ID for the webinar is listed below.
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Topic: 2018-2019 Food Service Management Company Contract
Event ID: 806 068 855
WebEx requires the use of a computer and phone to view and listen to the presentation as well as to participate in presentation activities. However, if you will not have access to a computer for any reason, please contact the Child Nutrition Office for instructions to access the conference portion of the webinar. Instructions for accessing the webinar(s) through WebEx are detailed below.
Instructions for registering for SED webinars
- Go to https://meetnydirect.webex.com/ , click the “Home” tab on the left hand corner at the top of the screen and enter the Event ID in the blue box provided for each webinar you wish to attend. Select “Join.” You will be redirected to another screen displaying information for the event.
- On the bottom of the screen, select “Register” to register for the event.
- Enter your first and last name, email address and the SFA name in the space provided, and then select your title from the drop-down menu. If you are not associated with an SFA, type “N/A” in the space provided. If there are any other staff members viewing this webinar with you, please enter their name(s) in the space provided to ensure that they receive professional development credits as well. Please note: it is essential to provide a correct email address that you have access to as WebEx will send the event link, event information, and the registration ID to the email address provided. Once finished, select “Submit.”
- Once you have registered for the webinar, WebEx will send you an email containing the link to access the webinar along with your unique registration ID.
*If the Event ID does not work (Gives “Invalid number or Room ID. Try again” message), click the “Events Center” tab on the center at the top of the screen, click “Attend an Event” then “List of Events” then register for the Event you wish to attend.
If you have any questions, please contact the Child Nutrition Program Office at 518-473-8781.