Student School Food Service Program Association Begin & End Dates: WISEdata
The Student School Food Service Program Association Begin Date refers to the month, day, and year on which the student first began receiving food services, or the beginning of the student's enrollment period for the school year being reported. The Student School Food Service Program Association End Date refers to the month, day, and year on which the student exited the food service program or stopped receiving services for the school year being reported.
Submit both dates in mm/dd/yyyy format.
For more information on Student School Food Service Program Associations, refer to the Student School Food Service Program Association data element page.
USES: Food service program associations are used for disaggregated reporting and accountability purposes, the Education Data Exchange Network (EDEN), E-rate, and certain child nutrition program purposes.
FAQs, Details, and Points to Note
This data element is required for Choice schools.
- School Enrollment Period: Submit each student's food service program association starting either on the day the student's enrollment began or on the month, day, and year when the student began receiving services in the school year for which data is being submitted. If a student continues to be enrolled in a food service program in a new school year, end the previous year's program association and begin a new one for the new school year.
- Breaks in Student Enrollment: When a student ends their primary enrollment, end that student's food service program association on the day their enrollment ends as part of the exit process. If the student returns to the school within the same school year, create and begin a new food service program association starting on the date the student re-enrolls.
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