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

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 93
November 12, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Survey of Limited-English-Proficient


The Department of Education has received a federal grant to provide services to
localities which serve LEP students. Because this grant requires the department
to collect data not requested in previous fall surveys, we will need to conduct 
two surveys. The first is attached and replaces the fall survey. The second survey
will be sent to you in the spring. In addition to providing the data for the 
attached survey, please begin assembling the data listed below so that the 
information will be readily available at the end of the school year for the 
second survey:

 Number of LEP students retained (grades 7-12)
 Number of LEP students who exited the ESL program
 Number of teachers who received ESL in-service or pre-service training in
  1999-2000. 

We ask that you provide us with the updated information regarding your ESL program
on the attached form. Please forward this form by November 30, 1999, to Terry 
Franson, ESL specialist, at the address listed on the form.  If you have any 
questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Franson at tfranson@pen.k12.va.us or
(804) 786-4640.

PDS/TF/pbc

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