COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 93
May 30, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Announcing the 1997-98 High Schools That Work/Tech Prep Grant Application for New Sites


  The Virginia Department of Education, in partnership with the
  Virginia Community College System, is pleased to announce the
  1997-98 High Schools That Work (HSTW)/Tech Prep Grant
  Application for New Sites.  This grant is federally funded for
  $10,000 maximum with a minimum match of 50 percent local funds
  for each site.  The grant is provided under the requirements
  of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology
  Education Act of 1990 and is available through the submission
  and selection of competitive applications.  The grant packet
  will contain all necessary information and forms.  The
  deadline for submission is August 29, 1997.

  The grantee must 

   -    implement the HSTW Key Practices/Tech Prep Goals based on
        Virginia's educational foundation as defined in the
        framework of the Standards of Accreditation, the
        Standards of Learning, and the State Assessment System

   -    include a high school with grades 9-12, (in the event the
        school is served by a vocational center, the center's
        programs and faculty must be included in the
        application/management plan)

   -    provide evidence of cooperation/participation  between
        the local school and parents, business representatives,
        postsecondary educators, and community groups

   -    provide assurances and commitments, budget summary, and
        the 1997-98 Management Plan.



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  Schools interested in submitting an application should request
  the "Virginia High Schools That Work/Tech Prep Grant
  Application/Management Plan" Packet for New Sites from:

             Dr. Neils W. Brooks, State Director
             Office of Vocational and Adult Education Services
             Virginia Department of Education
             101 N. 14th Street
             P. O. Box 2120
             Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120
             Phone: (804)786-7072
             e-mail: joyspenc@pen.k12.va.us

  Division superintendents and school principals will be
  notified of the grant award by September 15, 1997, pending
  availability of funds.  

  Should you have questions or need additional information,
  please contact Neils W. Brooks, Ed.D., Director of Vocational
  and Adult Education Services, at (804)225-2847 (e-mail:
  nbrooks@pen.k12.va.us) or Lolita B. Hall, State Coordinator
  for High Schools That Work, at (804)225-3370 (e-mail:
  lbhall@pen.k12.va.us).

  RTL:jts

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