COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 122
July 25, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Fall 1997 Elementary and Secondary School Civil Rights Compliance Report

 
  Enclosed is a memorandum and information on the Fall 1997
  Elementary and Secondary School Civil Rights Compliance
  Report from the U.S. Department of Education, Office for
  Civil Rights (OCR).  The Compliance Report is required by
  federal regulations pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights
  Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
  and  Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

  Through the enclosed Information Sheet on Reporting
  Procedures, OCR is offering school divisions three methods
  of reporting the compliance report: (1) the traditional
  paper forms; (2) microcomputer diskette; or (3) mainframe
  data tape. Please indicate the method you prefer on the
  attached postcard and return it to the Office for Civil
  Rights by September 24, 1997.  OCR will then send you the
  actual compliance report forms within six to eight weeks. 
  If you do not select a reporting method, OCR will send you
  the paper reporting forms to complete.  Sample copies of the
  Compliance Report Forms, ED101 and ED102, are enclosed for
  your reference regarding information required in the 1997
  Compliance Report.

  If you have questions about the compliance report, you may
  contact Horace P. Webb at Hwebb@pen.k12.va.us; or by
  telephone at (804) 225-2618; or FAX at (804) 225-2831.  The
  contact person at the U.S. Office of Education, Pete McCabe,
  can be contacted by e-mail at: Peter_McCabe@ED.GOV., or FAX
  at (202) 260-3030.

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