SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 120
June 28, 1996
|FROM:||William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Superintendent's Regulatory Memorandum Number 1 provides excerpts from the 1996-98 Appropriations Act relative to the provision of educational technology grants to schools. These Literary Fund grants provide for improvements to infrastructure and networking, and for purchasing equipment specified in goals and strategies of an approved school division technology plan. Division and regional vocational centers, regional special education centers, and regular school year Governor's Schools are eligible to receive grant funds in 1996-97 based on an average grant of $26,300 per school and grant funds in 1997-98 based on an average grant of $25,000 per school. These grants will be made available through the school division serving as fiscal agent for the schools and centers. Therefore, a technology plan for these schools and centers should be attached to or included in the division's revised technology plan submitted to the Department of Education, Division of Technology. Other reporting requirements include a list of anticipated purchases, invoices to request reimbursement, and status surveys to obtain data requested by legislators, commissions, and other study groups. Information on the educational technology initiative is being sent via superintendent's memoranda. A question and answer booklet is being prepared for distribution early in July 1996. Superintendent's memoranda are available through the Department of Education Homepage on the World Wide Web and VA.PEN. If you have questions, call Dr. Ida J. Hill, Division Chief for Technology at (804) 225-2757 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. WCBJr./psw cc: Regional Academic Governor's Schools Jointly Operated Vocational Technical Centers Regional Special Education Programs