COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 23
April 23, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Programs for the Gifted - Annual Report Form


Attached is the form for submitting the division's 
Program for the Gifted-Annual Report for 1998-1999. As 
stated in Informational Superintendent's Memo Number 136, 
September 25, 1998, this report is now required under 
Virginia law 8 VAC 20-40-60 A. The completed form is 
due on July 31, 1999 and should be mailed to Barbara 
McGonagill, Governor's Schools and Gifted Education, 
Office of Secondary Education, Department of Education, 
P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120. It may be 
faxed to her at 804/692-3163.


The format of the annual report will change for 1999-
2000, based on a change in the legislation affecting 
gifted education. Revisions, based on input through 
meetings with local coordinators of the gifted held 
throughout the Commonwealth this year, will be field 
tested in many divisions in the coming weeks.   


Your cooperation in completing the annual report is 
appreciated. The information will be summarized and made 
available to the Advisory Committee for the Education of 
the Gifted and other interested parties. If you have 
questions, concerns, or requests for more information, 
please contact Barbara McGonagill at 804/225-2884 or by 
e-mail at bmcgonag@pen.k12.va.us.


PDS/bkm

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


C:      Gifted Program Administrators







                                        Attachment                      





                  INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING
                       THE ANNUAL REPORT
                          1998 -  1999




I.      NUMBERS of Identified Gifted Students:

Complete this chartby providing the numbers of students identified
by category and grade level as indicated on the form.

II.     Please indicate the total number of identified students
served in your division.  PLEASE REMEMBER TO COUNT EACH STUDENT
ONLY ONCE.

III.    ETHNIC GROUP Breakdown:

        Provide numbers of students identified as gifted by 
ethnic categories as indicated.  






              







Please return completed form by July 31, 1999 to:


                 Barbara McGonagill, Ed.D
                   Principal Specialist
           Governor's Schools and Gifted Education
          Office of Secondary Instructional Services
                  Department of Education
                       P. O. Box 2120
                   Richmond, VA 23218-2120