COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 152
October 10, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Governor Allen Announces Virginia's Goals 2000 Award

 
  The attached news release from the office of the Governor
  announces Virginia's award of $14.9 million in (FY 96 and FY
  97) federal funds under the  Goals 2000: Educate America
  Act." This award also qualifies Virginia for future Goals
  2000 funding provided by the U. S. Department of Education.

  The Goals 2000 funds awarded for 1996 and 1997 will be used
  to provide competitive grants to school divisions for the
  purchase of classroom computers and computer-related
  equipment and for training.  Plans are being made to develop
  and provide applications to divisions in the very near
  future.  Grant monies will be made available to school
  divisions in sufficient time to allow purchase, delivery,
  and reimbursement before the end of this academic year.

  Questions about the Grant may be directed to Mr. Lan
  Neugent, Acting Assistant Superintendent for Technology at
  (804) 786-2260.


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