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

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 27
May 29, 1998

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Programs for the Gifted - Annual Report Form


  Attached is the form for submitting your Programs for the
  Gifted - Annual Report for 1997-98.  The completed form,
  which is due on July 31, 1998, should be submitted by mail
  to:  Joy L. Baytops, Specialist, Programs for the Gifted,
  Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia
  23218-2120 or by FAX at (804) 786-1703.  

  In previous years, all localities voluntarily responded to
  this request for data.  You should be aware, however, that
  due to new legislation passed during the 1998 General
  Assembly, effective July 1, 1998, submission of this report
  will be required by law. (Code of Virginia 22.1-18.1).  The
  new requirement may necessitate minor revisions to the
  report form in 1998-99.

  Your cooperation in completing the annual report is
  appreciated.  If you have questions regarding completion of
  this report, please do not hesitate to contact Joy L.
  Baytops at (804) 371-7419.

  PDS/vdg
  Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachment
               will be sent to the superintendent's office

  c: Gifted Program Administrators

  Attachment--Supts. Memo. No.  27 


                 INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING
                      THE ANNUAL REPORT
                           1997-98



  I.     NUMBERS of Identified Gifted Students:

         Complete this chart by providing the numbers of
         students identified by category and grade level as
         indicated on the form.

  II.    Please indicate the total number of identified students
         served in your division.  PLEASE REMEMBER TO COUNT EACH
         STUDENT ONLY ONCE.

  III.   ETHNIC GROUP Breakdown:

         Provide numbers of students identified as gifted by
         ethnic categories as indicated.  







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      Please return completed form by July 31, 1998 to:

     Joy L. Baytops, Specialist--Programs for the Gifted
     Office of Elementary and Middle School Instructional
                           Services
                   Department of Education
                        P. O. Box 2120
                   Richmond, VA 23218-2120