Federal Waivers

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(Updated March 30, 10:23 am)

Q: What waivers have been approved by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture relating to COVID-19?

Waivers due to COVID-19

Name of Waiver Purpose Approval Date
U.S Education Department: Assessment/Accountability/Reporting
  • The authority to waive North Dakota State Assessment spring testing for Spring 2020
  • Eliminates the requirement to create 2019-2020 School Accountability Reports (Release Date August 2020)
  • Waives need for NDDPI to create several assessment/accountability reports
Tentatively Approved
March 22, 2020

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Summer Food Service Program

  • Allows school districts to serve meals through the Summer Food Service Program at school or non-school sites during unanticipated school closures
  • Allows Summer Food Service Program sites to serve takeaway meals during COVID-19 school closures
March 13, 2020
U.S. Department of Agriculture:
Child Nutrition Program
  • Waiver to Allow Meal Service Time Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs
March 20, 2020

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Child Nutrition Program

  • Allows Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs
  • Allows Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children without children present
  • Allows Community Eligibility Provision State Reporting Deadlines
March 25, 2020
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Child Nutrition Program
  • Waives Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Monitoring Requirements for State agencies
  • Waives SFSP Monitoring Requirement for Sponsors
  • Waives Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Monitoring Requirements State Agencies
  • Waives CACFP Monitoring Requirements for Sponsors
  • Waives School Nutrition Program Requirements for State Agencies and Sponsors
  • Waives area eligibility requirement for open sites for SFSP sponsors in good standing through June 30, 2020.  Allows SFSP and SSO sponsors in good standing to operate open sites in areas approved by NDDPI based on economic hardship, but that are not located in areas in which poor economic conditions exist.
March 27, 2020