COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 8
March 15, 1996

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
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