COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 8
February 15, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Emergency Immigrant Counts - February 15, 1999
The Emergency Immigrant Education Program is funded under 
the Emergency Immigrant Education Act of 1984 as amended by 
the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-
382, enacted October 20, 1994).  Funds will be allocated to 
school divisions based on the number of eligible children 
and youth enrolled in public and nonpublic elementary and 
secondary schools.

The definition of 'immigrant children and youth' in 
accordance with Section 7501 (7) of the Improving America's 
School Act means 'individuals  who are aged 3 through 21, 
were not born in any State, and have not been attending one 
or more schools in any one or more States for more than 3 
full academic years'.

Regulations require each school division to make a count of 
immigrant children.  The established date for this count is 
February 15, 1999.  To be eligible to receive funds under 
this grant, a school division must have at least 500 
immigrant children enrolled or 3 percent of the total 
number of students enrolled in elementary and secondary 
public and non-public schools served by the school 
division.  All school divisions are requested to return the 
attached Emergency Immigrant Program Form, even if they do 
not meet the criteria for the grant funds. 

Please return the completed form to Mrs. Leigh H. Williams, 
Budget Analyst, Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, 
Richmond, Va. 23218-2120, on or before February 26, 1999 to 
enable us to meet the Federal due date of March 16, 1999. 

PDS/lw

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














                   EMERGENCY IMMIGRANT PROGRAM FORM

                           SCHOOL YEAR 1999-00



 Number of Qualifying Immigrant Children in School Division _____




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 School Division/Division Code       Superintendent's Signature