COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 1
January 8, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Second Call For Proposals: Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program Grant, Public Law 105-78
  The Department of Education is announcing a second call
  for proposals for the Comprehensive School Reform
  Demonstration Program (CSRD).  The same guidelines are
  applicable as are referenced in Superintendent's
  Administrative Memo No. 67, dated September 25, 1998.
  There are two categories of eligibility.  Category 1
  schools are those that are involved in Title I school
  improvement efforts,(Appendix B of application), and
  Category 2 schools are Title I or non-Title I middle,
  junior, and high schools.  Successful applicants will
  receive an award of $50,000, renewable for two additional
  years, provided federal funds are available.  

  On January 22, 1999, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in Room
  D/E on the lobby level of the James Monroe Building, the
  Department is providing a one-day technical assistance
  workshop for those schools that were not fully or
  conditionally funded during the first call for proposals
  and are planning to re-submit applications.  The workshop
  is also designed to accommodate schools that are applying
  for the first time. Please return the enclosed intent
  form by January 14, 1999.

  First time applicants may secure an application packet by
  calling Helen Tucker at (804) 225-2902.  All applications
  must be received by 4:00 p.m., on February 26, 1999.  If
  you have questions, please contact George H. Irby, Sr.,
  at 804/225-2869.

  PDS/dlj

  Enclosure:   A hard copy of this memo and its attach-
               ment will be sent to the superintendent's
               office.