SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 76
September 3, 1999
|FROM:||Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Survey of Private Nonprofit Schools|
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Improving America's School Act of 1994, provides in Section 6402 of Title VI and in Section 14503 of Title XIV that children enrolled in private nonprofit elementary and secondary schools are eligible to participate in programs authorized under the act. Each school division is obligated to inform private school officials within the division's attendance area that students in private nonprofit schools are eligible to participate in the Title II-Eisenhower Program, the Title IV-Safe and Drug-Free Schools programs, and Title VI-Innovative Education Program Strategies. Each school division is responsible for ascertaining the number of students enrolled in private schools that will participate in these programs. The attached forms are for collecting the 1998-99 enrollment data to be used to compute the entitlements for the 2000- 2001 school year. The Private School Intent to Participate form may be duplicated as needed and used to collect participation data from each private school. It is suggested the form be sent by registered mail and that records be maintained of mail certification and delivery. The Private School Participation Summary form should be used to report the total number of private school students participating in each of the three programs. The participation summary form must be returned with an original signature to Ms. Mary Walpole, senior budget analyst, Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120, on or before October 4, 1999. Allocations cannot be accurately determined for any school division until all divisions have returned the required participation data. If you have questions or need further information, please contact Ms. Walpole or Ms. June Eanes, budget director, at (804) 225-2025. PDS/mw Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachment will be sent to the superintendent's office.