Appendix B
Meeting Agendas

FIRST PANEL MEETING

September 1, 2009

10:00-10:10 am

Introduction of Meeting Participants

10:10-10:30

Purpose of Panel

Jay Hirschman, Director, Special Nutrition Staff, Office of Research and Evaluation, and Cindy Long, Director, Child Nutrition Division, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA

10:30-11:15

Background on the School Meals Programs

Melissa Rothstein, Chief, Policy and Program Development Branch, and William Wagoner, Section Head, School Programs Section, Child Nutrition Division, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA

11:15 am-12:00 pm

The American Community Survey

David Johnson, Chief of the Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, and Alfredo Navarro, Assistant Division Chief for ACS Statistical Design, U.S. Census Bureau

12:00-1:00

Working Lunch to Continue Morning Discussions



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Appendix B Meeting Agendas FIRST PANEL MEETINg September 1, 2009 10:00-10:10 am Introduction of Meeting Participants 10:10-10:30 Purpose of Panel Jay Hirschman, Director, Special Nutrition Staff, Office of Research and Evaluation, and Cindy Long, Director, Child Nutrition Division, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA 10:30-11:15 Background on the School Meals Programs Melissa Rothstein, Chief, Policy and Program Development Branch, and William Wagoner, Section Head, School Programs Section, Child Nutrition Division, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA 11:15 am- The American Community Survey 12:00 pm David Johnson, Chief of the Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, and Alfredo Navarro, Assistant Division Chief for ACS Statistical Design, U.S. Census Bureau 12:00-1:00 Working Lunch to Continue Morning Discussions 

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 USING ACS DATA TO SUPPORT THE SCHOOL MEALS PROGRAMS 1:00-1:40 The Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates Program Donald Luery, Chief, Small Area Methods Branch U.S. Census Bureau 1:40-2:10 Administrative Records for SNAP, TANF, FDPIR, and Other Programs: Challenges in Using Them to Prepare Counts by School Attendance Areas Christopher Logan, Policy Analyst, Abt Associates 2:10-2:25 Break 2:25-3:35 Geographical Issues The Building Blocks: Census Blocks and Tracts Michael Ratcliffe, Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau Defining School Attendance Areas from Blocks and Tracts in Philadelphia Doug Geverdt, Data Integration Division, U.S. Census Bureau School Attendance Boundary Information System (SABINS) Salvatore Saporito and Stuart Hamilton, College of William and Mary 3:35-4:15 Local Area Requirements and Challenges: What to Consider in Designing Case Studies John Endahl, Senior Program Analyst, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA 4:15-5:00 Discussion 5:00 Adjourn SECOND PANEL MEETINg October 29, 2009 9:30-9:40 am Introduction of Meeting Participants 9:40-10:25 Income and Welfare Data: Potential Accuracy of ACS Estimates of Eligibility John Czajka, Mathematica Policy Research

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 APPENDIX B 10:25-10:40 Break 10:40-11:30 Profiles of Participants in School Meals Programs and Impact of Income Volatility Constance Newman, Economic Research Service, USDA 11:30 am- Discussion 12:00 pm 12:00-1:00 Working Lunch to Continue Discussions 1:00-1:45 The Access, Participation, Eligibility, and Certification (APEC) Study: Erroneous Payments in the NSLP and SBP Michael Ponza, Mathematica Policy Research 1:45-2:30 State and District Experiences in Eliminating Reduced- Price Fees and Information on Administrative Costs Kay E. Brown, U.S. Government Accountability Office 2:30-3:00 Discussion 3:00-3:15 Break 3:15-4:00 Direct Certification in the School Lunch Program Ed Harper, Chief, SN Analysis Branch/ORA, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA 4:00-4:45 School Lunch Program Data Availability and Data Flow Gary Vessels, Child Nutrition Division, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA 4:45-5:15 Discussion 5:15 Adjourn