COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 33
May 30, 1997

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
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 1997-98, 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 on Attachment A.  The final payment,
  scheduled for October, will be based on actual enrollments
  submitted on 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 20, 1997.
  Attachment B should be returned no later than September 12,
  1997.

  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.

  RTL/lw

  Attachments-2:    A hard copy of this memo and its attachments
                    will be sent to the superintendent's office


                                                     Attachment A


     1997-98 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 20, 1997
  to:

                         Mrs. Leigh H. Williams
                           Budget Analyst
                         Department of Education
                         P. O. Box 2120
                         Richmond, VA  23218-2120      





                                                     Attachment B


       1997-98 Actual Remedial Summer School Enrollment


  Number of Eligible Pupils Actually
  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
  12,1997 to:

                         Mrs. Leigh H. Williams
                         Budget Analyst
                         Department of Education
                         P. O. Box 2120
                         Richmond, VA  23218-2120