SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 88
June 12, 1998
|FROM:||Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||1998-99 Wachovia Tutors for Success Program|
This memorandum is a request for proposals to participate in the 1998-99 Wachovia Tutors for Success Program. Wachovia Bank, N.A., will continue the Tutors for Success Program that was established by Central Fidelity National Bank. The purpose of this program is to provide supplementary resources to assist at-risk students in elementary schools in Virginia. Wachovia, in cooperation with the Department of Education, will make available funds to establish elementary tutorial programs for at-risk students. Ten schools will be selected to participate in this program for up to three years. Each participating school will receive $4,700 annually to support the program. The Wachovia Tutors for Success Program is open to all Virginia public elementary schools within a 25-mile radius of a Wachovia office. There is no limit to the number of schools that may apply within a school division. A copy of this memo also is being sent to each elementary principal in your school division. All schools receiving the tutorial funding must submit a comprehensive interim and final evaluation as well as a continuation proposal each year to continue program funding. Program representatives will be expected to attend two one-day meetings in Richmond and to accommodate site visits by either Wachovia or Department of Education personnel. Proposals will be evaluated on demonstrated need and quality as determined by the responses provided on the enclosed proposal forms. To be accepted, each proposal must address each topic on the form, be accompanied by the completed cover sheet, and be signed by the Superintendent. Without exception, all proposals must be postmarked by July 7, 1998. Proposals should be sent to: Lisa L. Clemmer Community Affairs Specialist Wachovia Bank P. O. Box 27602 Richmond, VA 23261 The selected schools will be notified of their acceptance into the Tutors for Success Program by August 3, 1998. Should you have further questions or need additional information, please contact Lisa Clemmer, Wachovia, (804) 697-7502 or Dr. Theresa Lee, Department of Education (804) 786-8078. PDS/pl Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachments will be sent to the superintendent's office c: Elementary Principals Attachment 1 Wachovia Tutors for Success Proposal Cover Sheet 1998-99 Academic Year School Division: __________________________________________ Superintendent: ____________________________________________ School: ____________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________________________________ Principal: ________________________________________________ Tutorial Program Coordinator: _____________________________ Certified teacher who will be instructing: _________________ Grades housed: _____________________________________________ Estimated 1998-99 student enrollment: ______________________ Median household income of student body: _________________ Ethnic composition of student body (numbers): African American male__ female __ Native American male__ female __ Caucasian male__ female __ Asian/Pacific Islander male__ female __ Hispanic male __ female __ Total Student Body male__ female __ Wachovia Tutors for Success 1998-99 Proposal School: _____________________________ Return to: Lisa L. Clemmer Contact: ___________________________ Community Affairs Sp Wachovia Bank Telephone No.: ______________________ P. O. Box 27602 Richmond, VA 23261 Best time to call: __________________ Your response to each question may receive a score of 5 points for a total of 35 points per proposal. Schools receiving the 10 highest scores will be selected to participate in the Tutors for Success program sponsored by Wachovia. In the event of a tie, the school or schools providing the best response to Question 7 will be selected. Please give careful consideration to your responses as your interim and final program evaluations will indicate how you have accomplished the goals set forth in this proposal. Responses must be typewritten or prepared on a computer using at least 10-point font. Responses to Questions 1 through 6 must be limited to one-half page each. You may use up to one full page to respond to Question 7. 1. The Wachovia Tutors for Success program is designed to serve 10 to15 at-risk students. How will you identify the students? Please explain the process you will use and cite specific evaluation and assessment instruments/strategies. 2. The goal of the program is to provide alternative instructional strategies and materials. Explain in detail what materials and strategies will be employed. 3. The program must be offered as an extension of the school day or as a Saturday program, meet at least 40 times during the school year, offer the equivalent of one-half day of instruction per week, and be coordinated and taught by a certified teacher. At no time should the students be present without a certified teacher. Please provide a complete schedule for the 1998-99 school year, the name, title, and qualifications of the individual who will coordinate the program, and a contingency plan should that individual not be available for one or more sessions. 4. Each school will be required to complete a pre-evaluation and post evaluation of each student in the program. Describe in detail the type of evaluation you will use. 5. The student can incur no cost for this program. A financial statement must be provided for the program and include the source of any additional funding that will be used. If you will be conducting fund-raisers, please provide details of such activities. 6. How will this program assist at-risk children? 7. Why should your school be selected to participate in the Wachovia Tutors for Success Program? Please provide a one-page response.