School District Owned (or State Agency Owned) Membership (SDM) is an alternative to standard individual memberships and designed to meet the needs of the changing workforce by enabling school districts to keep school nutrition staff informed and educated about feeding students. The goal of SDM is to make it easier for school districts to pay for memberships and allow their employees to enjoy the many benefits of SNA membership.
A SDM is a membership that is owned by a school district in the name of an individual and is transferable to another employee in the same membership category if the original assignee leaves the district. This is not one membership for an entire district, but separate memberships that are transferrable. SDMs receive all the same benefits as an individual member at the same price as individual membership dues (Note: SDM is not available for the Student, Retired and Affiliate membership categories). SDM can be used for new and renewing memberships and SNA will work with districts to align existing expiration dates so that all SDMs expire at the same time.
All SDM districts must designate an SDM administrator. This is the individual who is authorized to transfer memberships and will also be sent the renewals (via email) either once or twice a year.
*To encourage participation in this membership option, we are offering an incentive for free memberships that are new SDMs. For every five (5) new SDMs in the School Nutrition Employee (SNE) or School Nutrition Manager (SNM) membership category, the district can receive one free new membership in the same (SNE or SNM) category (both national and state dues are free as well as the processing fee). This incentive is valid through December 31, 2014 and does not include state agency members.
To get started, please refer to the SDM Guide. This document includes a detailed overview of School District Owned/State Agency Owned Membership as well as how to get started and Frequently Asked Questions. You can download the guide by clicking here, or by going to www.schoolnutrition.org/sdmguide.
For questions or more information, please contact SNA at: 301-686-3100 ext. 119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.