School District Membership (SDM)

School District Owned (or State Agency Owned) Membership (SDM) is an alternative to standard individual memberships and designed to make it easier for school districts to pay for memberships and allow their employees to enjoy the many benefits of SNA membership.

SDM is a membership that is purchased by a school district (or state agency) in the name of an individual. The membership is transferable to another employee in the same membership category if the original assignee leaves the district. SDM is not one membership for an entire district, but separate memberships that are transferrable. SDMs receive all the same benefits as individual SNA members and there is no difference in the dues rate.  

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‘5 & 1 FREE’ Incentive for New Members:

To encourage participation in this membership option, we are offering an incentive for free memberships that are new SDMs. For every 5 new SDMs in the School Nutrition Employee (SNE) or School Nutrition Manager (SNM) membership category, the district can receive 1 free new membership in the same (SNE or SNM) category.  For example, 5 new SNE memberships = 1 new free SNE membership; 5 new SNM memberships = 1 new free SNM membership.  Both national and state dues are free as well as the processing fee. This incentive is valid through December 31, 2018 and does not include state agency members.

Getting Started:

To get started, please refer to the SDM Guide. This document includes a detailed overview of School District Owned (or 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

For questions or more information, please contact SNA’s Membership Manager at (703) 824-3000, ext. 119, or

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