COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 63
April 11, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: General Adult Education (GAE) Applications for 1997-98

 
  The General Assembly has appropriated $1,051,800 for
  reimbursement of the General Adult Education Program for
  fiscal year 1997-1998.

  Eligible classes for reimbursement for fiscal year 1997-98
  include Adult High School classes for credit, General
  Educational Development (GED) Preparatory, Americanization,
  and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. 
  Reimbursement will be based on 60% of the fixed cost-per-class
  or fixed cost-per-student-slot (External Diploma
  Program only). 

  To assist you in initiating your General Adult Education
  Program for fiscal year 1997-98, copies of the forms to be
  used in submitting your Program Application for General
  Adult Education and a copy of "Instructions for Preparing
  Program Application and Request for Reimbursement for
  General Adult Education Program" have been attached.

  Please submit your application no later than May 30, 1997. 
  If no program is planned, write on the face of the form your
  school division and division code and "NO PROGRAM PLANNED." 

  The program Application form is to be mailed to:

          Dr. Lennox L. McLendon, Associate Director
       Office of Vocational & Adult Education Services
               Virginia Department of Education
           P. O. Box 2120; Richmond, VA  23218-2120

  For further information, please do not hesitate to contact
  Ellen Shepherd, Grants Manager, (804) 225-2850 or (804) 225-2075.

  RTL/es

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