SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 59
August 15, 1997
||Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
||Survey of Private Nonprofit School Participation in Title II - Dwight
Professional Development Program, Title IV-Safe and Drug Free Schools and
Communities, and Title VI-Innovative Education Program Strategies for 1998-99
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Improving America's School Act of 1994, provides in Section 6402 of Title VI, and in Section 14503 of Title XIV that children enrolled in private nonprofit elementary and secondary schools are eligible to participate in programs authorized under the Act. Each school division is obligated to inform private school officials within the division's attendance area that students in private-nonprofit schools are eligible to participate in the Title II-Eisenhower Program, the Title IV-Safe and Drug Free Schools programs, and Title VI-Innovative Education Program Strategies. Each school division is responsible for ascertaining the number of students enrolled in private schools that will participate in these programs. Attached are forms for collecting the 1996-97 enrollment data to be used to compute the entitlements for the 1998-99 school year. The first form is the Private School Intent to Participate form which may be duplicated and used to collect participation data for Titles II, IV, and VI. It is suggested the Intent to Participate form be sent by registered mail, and that records be maintained of mail certification and delivery. The second form is the Private School Participation Summary. This form must be used to report the number of private school students participating in each of the three programs. The original signed copy of this form must be returned to Ms. Doris West, Senior Budget Analyst, Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23216-2120, on or before September 19, 1997. Allocations cannot be accurately determined for any school division until all divisions have returned the required participation data. If you have questions or need further information, please contact Ms. West at (804) 225-2091 or Mrs. June Eanes at (804) 225-2060. RTL/dbw Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachments will be sent to the superintendent's office.