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Decision Number
148
Book
29
Month
August
Year
2019
In RE
Termination from CACFP
Appellant
Laura McDowell
Appellee
Iowa Department of Education, Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services
Summary

Appellant, Laura McDowell (McDowell), filed an appeal from a determination that she is a responsible party for serious deficiencies found at Raisin' Em Up Learning Center (Raisin' Em Up) due to an imminent threat to health or safety of participants and the proposed termination of her ability to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). A telephone hearing in this matter was held on August 21, 2019.

McDowell was an on-site supervisor for Raisin' Em Up Learning Center (Raisin' Em Up). Raisin' Em Up participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). On June 21, 2019, the Department of Human Services (DHS) notified the Department that it was recommending that the daycare license of Raisin' Em Up be revoked.

The Department proposed to terminate and disqualify Raisin' Em Up from participation in CACFP due to several violations regarding the health and safety of children at the center. The record reflects that McDowell did have direct involvement in several of the health and safety violations, including ratio/over capacity noncompliance, careful supervision, and training violations.

Laura McDowell was a responsible individual, was directly involved in CACFP violations, and shall be placed on the national disqualified list.