SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 8
March 15, 1996
|FROM:||William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Emergency Immigrant Counts - April 1, 1996|
The Emergency Immigrant Education Program is funded under the Emergency Immigrant Education Act of 1984 as amended by the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-382, enacted October 20, 1994). Funds will be allocated to school divisions based on the number of eligible children and youth enrolled in public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools. The definition of "immigrant children and youth" in accordance with Section 7501 (7) of the Improving America's School Act means individuals who are aged 3 through 21, were not born in any State, and have not been attending one or more schools in any one or more States for more than 3 full academic years. Regulations require each school division to make a count of immigrant children. The established date for this count is April 1, 1996. To be eligible to receive funds under this grant, a school division must have at least 500 immigrant children enrolled or 3% of the total number of students enrolled in elementary and secondary public and non-public schools served by the school divisions. All school divisions are requested to return the attached Emergency Immigrant Program Form, even if they do not meet the criteria for the grant funds. Please return the completed form to Mrs. Leigh H. Williams, Budget Analyst, Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, Va. 23216-2120, on or before April 12, 1996 to enable us to meet the Federal due date of May 15, 1996. WCB,Jr./lw Attachments EMERGENCY IMMIGRANT PROGRAM FORM SCHOOL YEAR 1996-97 Number of Qualifying Immigrant Children in School Division School Division/Division Code Superintendent's Signature