COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 31
May 30, 1997

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Programs for the Gifted - Annual Report Form

 
  Attached are the forms for submitting your Programs for the
  Gifted - Annual Report for 1996-97.  The completed form,
  which is due on July 31, 1997, should be submitted by mail
  to:  Joy L. Baytops, Specialist, Programs for the Gifted,
  Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia
  23218-2120 or by FAX at (804) 786-1703.  

  Your cooperation in completing the annual report is
  appreciated.  If you have questions regarding completion of
  this report, please do not hesitate to contact Joy L.
  Baytops at (804) 371-7419.


  RTL/vdg

  Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachments
               will be sent to the superintendent's office

  c: Gifted Program Administrators
                                    Attachment--Supts. Memo. No.31



                 INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING
                      THE ANNUAL REPORT
                           1996-97



  I. NUMBERS of Identified Gifted Students:

     Complete this chart by providing the numbers of students
     identified by category and grade level as indicated on the form.

     In the space under the chart, please indicate the total number of
     identified students served in your division.  PLEASE REMEMBER TO 
     COUNT EACH STUDENT ONLY ONCE.

  II.ETHNIC GROUP Breakdown:

     Provide data for school division population by ethnic categories 
     as indicated.  In the second column provide numbers of students in
     each group identified as gifted.



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      Please return completed form by July 31, 1997 to:

     Joy L. Baytops, Specialist--Programs for the Gifted
  Office of Elementary and Middle School Instructional Services
                   Department of Education
                        P. O. Box 2120
                    Richmond, VA 23218-2120