COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 13

February 12, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

School-to-Work State Implementation Grant (Academic Challenge for Success)

 

The Virginia Department of Education has been awarded a School-to-Work State Implementation Grant through the Virginia Business-Education Partnership program. This initiative will provide additional instructional time for students who will be taking the Standards of Learning assessments in the spring of 2002 in the schools statewide that received a 2001 accreditation rating of Accredited With Warning in mathematics or English. Capital One has joined with the Virginia Business-Education Partnership program to provide an additional $500 per school to help with instructional costs.

 

Each eligible school should use the funding for a locally designed program to deliver 150 hours of additional instruction to students who will be taking the Standards of Learning assessments in the spring of 2002.

 

For information regarding how eligible schools can receive funding, please refer to Superintendents Memo No. 21 concerning the Academic Challenge for Success located on the Department of Educations Web site at /administrators/superintendents_memos/2002. A completed program justification must be submitted to the Department of Education no later than March 8, 2002.

 

Should you have any additional questions, please contact Kathleen Smith (mailto:ksmith@mail.vak12ed.edu), remedial education specialist, at (804) 786-5819.

 

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