COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 47
March 1, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
 
 
Request for Public Comment on Virginia's Consolidated Application 
for the four-year period, July 1, l996, through June 30, 2000, under the
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the
Improving America's School Act of 1994 

 
  On February 22, 1996, the State Board of Education approved
  for dissemination and public comment Virginia's Consolidated
  State Application under the Elementary and Secondary
  Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Improving America's
  Schools Act of 1994.   The application outlines how the
  state will carry out its reform initiatives and use
  resources of programs included in the Application to support
  planning and delivery of collaborative, cooperative, and
  integrated services.  It also details the planned
  consolidation of administrative funds for those programs for
  which such consolidation is allowable.
  
  Please make the enclosed application available in a central
  location within your division for review by administrators,
  teachers, parents, and members of your school community. 
  Comments are invited, and may be submitted on or before
  April 5, l996, to:
  
          Mr. George H. Irby, Sr.
          Director, Office of Compensatory Programs
          Division of Instruction
          Virginia Department of Education
          P.O. Box 2120
          Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120
  
  The application will also be available on Virginia's Public
  Education Network (VaPEN) under Archives of Documents and
  Software, Department of Education Documents, Consolidated
  State Application.  On the World Wide Web the document can
  be found at
  http://www.pen.k12.va.us/go/VDOE/Publications/St_App/st_app.html. 
  
  If you have questions about the application, or need
  additional information, please contact George H. Irby at
  (804) 225-2869.
  
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  Enclosure:   A copy of this memo and its attachment will
               be sent to the superintendent's office.