COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 37
June 14, 1996

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
 
Court-school contact person and the re-enrollment 
plan for students who are committed to the Department
of Youth and Family Services

 
  House Bill 936 (Delegate Tata, Virginia Beach), passed by
  the 1996 General Assembly, requires that a re-enrollment
  plan be developed for all students of school age who are
  committed to the Department of Youth and Family Services
  (renamed the Department of Juvenile Justice, effective July
  1, 1996).  Local court service units of the Department of
  Youth and Family Services (DYFS) have responsibility for
  development of the re-enrollment plan, with the cooperation
  of local school divisions, Department of Correctional
  Education staff and Department of Youth and Family Services
  juvenile correctional center counselors.  A copy of the
  legislation is enclosed.
  
  The Department of Youth and Family Services is preparing
  their court services units to carry out the requirement of
  the legislation effective July 1, 1996.  A contact person in
  each school division is needed.  To assist the local
  probation and parole officers in their efforts, we are
  requesting that each school division provide the name, title
  and phone number to the Department of Education using the
  attached form. In the future, the contact person will be
  included in the Virginia Education Directory, available
  electronically via Va PEN and on diskette.  Specifics on the
  collection of this information will be forthcoming shortly. 
  In addition, a list will be generated and provided to the
  Department of Youth and Family Services for distribution to
  all court services units.
  
  As re-enrollment plans are developed for students who are
  committed to DYFS, the court-school contact will be
  contacted on a case-by-case basis by probation and parole
  officers for current information about the student's
  educational program.  This person will also be contacted
  when the student is to be released from commitment and plans
  are being finalized for the student's re-enrollment.  The
  decision regarding enrollment or placement of the student
  rests with the school division.
  

  SUPTS. MEMO NO. 37
  June 14, 1996
  Page 2
                                                           
                                                           
  The Board of Education and the Board of Correctional
  Education will soon promulgate regulations for the re-enrollment of 
  these students and to provide for consistency in curricula, standards
  and policies between local school divisions and Correctional Education
  schools.  Local school divisions will have an opportunity to provide 
  comment on these regulations.
  
  Please complete the attached form and fax to Lissa Power-deFur by 
  June 26, 1996.  Dr. Power-deFur can be reached at: 
  (804)225-2818 office; (804) 225-2053 fax; lpower-d@pen.k12.va.us.       
  WCBJr:lpdf
  
  Enclosures:  This memo and its enclosures will be sent to
               the superintendent's office
                               
  SUPTS. MEMO NO. 37
  Attachment A
  June 14, 1996
  Page 3
                                                          


  COURT- SCHOOL CONTACT 
                                                           
                                                           
  Division                                                     
                                                               
            
  
  Contact Person's Name                                        
                                                               
   
  
  Title                                                        
                                                               
                 
  
  Address                                                      
                                                               
               
  
  Phone                                                        
                                                               
                 
  
  Fax                                                          
                                                               
                     
  
  
  Return by June 26, 1996 to:
  
  
  Lissa Power-deFur
  Department of Education
  P.O. Box 2120
  Richmond, VA 23219-2120
  
  FAX: (804) 225-2053
  
  E-mail: lpower-d@pen.k12.va.us.