COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 152
October 16, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Briefing for New Federal Adult Education Legislation

 
  The Adult Education staff will conduct briefing sessions
  on the Adult Education and Family Literacy section of the
  Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-220), passed
  by Congress on August 7, 1998.  The staff will also seek
  input regarding the new state plan and local plan
  procedures.  The briefing sessions will be held at the
  Rappahannock Regional Library in Fredericksburg on
  November 2-3, Roanoke City Schools Central Office on
  November 4-5, Hampton Adult Learning Center on November
  9-10, and Confederate Hills Recreation Center in Henrico
  County on November 19-20, 1998.

  The new legislation contains two significant components. 
  First, decision making regarding program priorities are
  shifted from the federal to the state and local levels. 
  Second, there are performance indicators included in the
  legislation.  Failure to meet standards resulting from
  the legislation could have a negative effect on funding.

  Registration information will be sent to local adult
  education program managers.  For further information,
  please contact Lennox L. McLendon, Associate Director for
  Adult Education Services, at (804) 225-2293.


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