COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 47
March 20, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne Demary, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
Request for Proposals to develop School-Based Employment Partnerships in Collaboration with Adult Service Agencies Serving Graduating Youths with Disabilities

 
  The Virginia Department of Education, in anticipation of
  receiving funding from the Virginia Board for People with
  Disabilities, is pleased to announce an opportunity for
  local school divisions to develop school-based employment
  partnerships that will serve transition age students with
  disabilities preparing to graduate and enter competitive
  employment. This request for proposals (RFP) asks local
  schools and local adult service agencies to collaborate to
  improve post-school employment outcomes for youths with
  disabilities. Two-year awards will be made competitively to
  eight local school divisions.

  The RFP with accompanying information is being mailed
  directly to local directors of special education. Proposals
  must be received by Sharon deFur, Virginia Department of
  Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120, by 5:00
  p.m. on May 20, 1998. Please be advised that any proposals
  received after that time will not be considered. Questions
  pertaining to this program may be directed to Dr. deFur at
  (804)225-2702 or Mr. Tony Faina at (804)225-2700.

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