COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 5
February 23, 1996

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
Reimbursement for State Special Education Categorical 
Funds Period Ending April 30, 1996

 
  The enclosed form is to be used when applying for categorical
  funds when divisions have added a new early childhood special
  education program after the start of the 1995-96 school year. 
  
     -    Application for Supplemental Funds to Assist New
          Early Childhood Special Education Programs for the
          Handicapped
  
  Instructions relating to the completion of the above mentioned
  form are located on the back of the form.  In the event that
  "NO" State funds are being requested for the above listed
  category for this specific period,  please sign and mark the
  space indicating that no new early childhood special education
  programs were added and return it as indicated.
  
  Reimbursement from State Special Education funds is based on
  compliance with regulations of the Board of Education
  governing the disbursement of such funds as certified by the
  division superintendent.
  
  All forms must be submitted in duplicate.  The completed
  documents should be returned no later than May 31, 1996, and
  sent directly to:
  
                Linda S. Bradford, Specialist
                   Division of Instruction
             Office of Special Education Services
                   Department of Education
                        P. O. Box 2120
                Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120
  
  Should you have questions, please contact Mrs. Bradford at
  (804) 225-2675.  
  
     
  
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  Enclosure
                         INSTRUCTIONS
  
  
  
  FORM:   APPLICATION FOR SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDS TO ASSIST NEW
          EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
          (PRESCHOOL HANDICAPPED)
  
     Funds are available on a pro-rata basis to assist school
  divisions who added new early childhood special education
  programs after the start of the 1995-96 school year.  To apply
  for these funds, please complete the form on the reverse side
  of these instructions.  In order to be eligible for these
  funds, all classes must be operating in accordance with early
  childhood special education program requirements and must have
  been in operation on or before April 30, 1996.
  
     Categorical early childhood special education programs
  serving students with hearing impairments are eligible for
  these funds.
  
  
  (Hard copy of the form is being mailed to the Division
  Superintendent's office.)