COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 66
May 1, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: General Adult Education (GAE) Applications for 1998-99

 
  The Virginia Department of Education will make $1,051,800
  available for the partial reimbursement of expenditures made
  by school divisions for local General Adult Education
  programs for fiscal year 1998-1999.  These funds are
  authorized under Financial Assistance for General Adult
  Education provisions of the 1998 Virginia Acts of Assembly,
  Chapter 30, and are offered contingent upon availability.

  Eligible classes for reimbursement for fiscal year 1998-99
  include Adult High School classes for credit, General
  Educational Development (GED) Preparatory, Americanization,
  and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. 
  Reimbursement will be based on 60% of the fixed cost-per-class-hour
  or fixed cost-per-student-slot (External Diploma Program only). 

  To assist in initiating your General Adult Education program
  for fiscal year 1998-99, copies of the forms necessary to
  complete your program application and a copy of Instructions
  for Preparing Program Application and Request for
  Reimbursement for General Adult Education Program have been
  attached.

  Please submit your application no later than May 29, 1998. 
  If no program is planned, write on the face of the
  application form your school division name and code, as well
  as the words "NO PROGRAM PLANNED." 

  The Application and the Outline of Proposed Program are to
  be returned to:

            Dr. Lennox L. McLendon, Associate Director
                   Adult Education Services
      Office of Vocational and Adult Education Services
                 Virginia Department of Education
                          P. O. Box 2120
                    Richmond, VA  23218-2120

  For further information, contact Ellen Shepherd, Grants
  Manager, (804) 225-2850.

  PDS/ejs

  Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachments
               will be sent to the superintendent's office