To ensure the accuracy of the CNIPS database, Education should direct the school food authorities to establish internal control procedures to ensure the accuracy of the application information they enter into the CNIPS database.
Educations CNIPS application includes a certification check box that school food authorities must check in order to submit the application. In addition, Education posted a notice on the first screen of the CNIPS advising sponsors of their responsibility to ensure that they report accurate information. Education also stated that beginning with the 201112 school year it will further ensure the accuracy of the application information by including a clause in the annual instructions to remind school food authorities of their responsibility to ensure that they report accurate CNIPS information, to clarify that charter schools be identified as such and not as public schools, and to suggest that a second person review the information for accuracy before the school food authorities submit the information to Education. (2012-406, p. 52)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.