COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 30
May 17, 1996

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Remedial Summer School

 
  Standard 1.C of the Standards of Quality states in part,
  "Local school boards shall also develop and implement
  programs of prevention, intervention, or remediation for
  students who are educationally at risk including, but not
  limited to, those whose scores are in the bottom national
  quartile on Virginia State Assessment Program Tests, or who
  do not pass the literacy test prescribed by the Board of
  Education.  Division superintendents may require such
  students to take special programs of prevention,
  intervention, or remediation which may include attendance in
  public summer school sessions.  Students required to attend
  such summer school sessions shall not be charged tuition. 
  Based on the number of students attending and the
  Commonwealth's share of the per pupil costs, additional
  state funds shall be provided for summer remediation
  programs as set forth in the appropriation act."
  
  Funding provisions are included in the 1996-98 Appropriation
  Act for those localities opting to offer a remedial summer
  program.  For 1996-97, payments will be based on $307 for
  each eligible pupil, to be paid in accordance with each
  locality's composite index, subject to availability of
  funds.  Eligible pupils should be identified using VSAP for
  grades 1, 4, 8, and 11; literacy test for grades 6, 7, and
  8; and criterion-referenced tests and teacher-made
  instruments for other grades.
  
  Localities may structure the summer remedial program in any
  manner they deem appropriate, including the curriculum and
  hours of instruction to be offered.  However, no credit may
  be awarded to students who participate and no tuition may be
  charged for this program.
  
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  Entitlements will be paid in two installments.  The first
  payment in August will be based on one-half of the estimated
  enrollment submitted at Attachment A.  The final payment,
  scheduled for October, will be based on actual enrollments
  submitted at Attachment B.  The full amount received for
  both payments will appear with the final payment memo in
  October.  Please return the completed Attachment A to Mrs.
  Leigh H. Williams, Budget Analyst, no later than June 10,
  1996. Attachment B should be returned no later than
  September 9, 1996.
  
  School divisions opting not to participate should return
  both forms indicating such status and zero enrollment as
  appropriate.  Questions should be directed to Mrs. Williams
  or Mrs. Eanes at (804) 225-2060.
  
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  Attachments-2 -   This memo and its attachment will be
                    sent to the superintendent's office
  
  
                                                     Attachment A
  
  
     1996-97 Estimated Remedial Summer School Enrollment
  
  
  Number of Eligible Pupils Expected to be
   Enrolled in Summer Remedial Programs:
  
          Elementary (K-7)         _____________________
  
          Secondary (8-12)         _____________________
  
               Total               _____________________
  
  I hereby certify that the above information is
  true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
  
  
  __________________________________    ______________________
  Signature of Division Superintendent          Date
  
  
  __________________________________
     School Division/Division Code
  
  
  __________________________________    ______________________
  Name of Individual Completing Form          Telephone Number
  
  
  Please return the completed form no later than June 10, 1996
  to:
  
                         Mrs. Leigh H. Williams
                           Budget Analyst
                         Department of Education
                         P. O. Box 2120
                         Richmond, VA  23216-2120      
  
  
  
    
  
                                                     Attachment B
  
  
       1996-97 Actual Remedial Summer School Enrollment
  
  
  Number of Eligible Pupils Acutally
   Enrolled in Summer Remedial Programs:
  
          Elementary (K-7)         _____________________
  
          Secondary (8-12)         _____________________
  
               Total               _____________________
  
          I hereby certify that the above information is
  true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
  
  
  ____________________________________  ______________________
  Signature of Division Superintendent             Date
  
  
  ____________________________________
     School Division/Division Code
  
  
  ____________________________________ _______________________
  Name of Individual Completing Form          Telephone Number
  
  
  Please return the completed form no later than September 9,
  1996 to:
  
                         Mrs. Leigh H. Williams
                         Budget Analyst
                         Department of Education
                         P. O. Box 2120
                         Richmond, VA  23216-2120