COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 38
February 26, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Request for Proposals to Develop School-Based Employment Partnerships in Collaboration with Adult Service Agencies Serving Graduating Youths with Disabilities
The Virginia Department of Education, in anticipation of 
receiving funding from the Virginia Board for People with 
Disabilities, is pleased to announce an opportunity for 
school divisions to develop school-based employment 
partnerships that will serve transition-age students with 
disabilities who are preparing to graduate and enter 
competitive employment.  This request for proposals (RFP) 
asks schools and local adult services agencies to 
collaborate to improve post-school employment outcomes 
for youths with disabilities. Two-year awards will be 
made competitively to eight school divisions.

The RFP with accompanying information is being mailed 
directly to local directors of special education.  
Proposals must be received by Karen Trump, Virginia 
Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 
23218-2120, by 5:00 p.m. on May 20, 1999.  Please be 
advised that any proposals received after this time will 
not be considered.  Questions pertaining to this program 
may be directed to Dr. Trump at (804) 225-2702 or Mr. 
Tony Faina at (804) 225-2700.

PDS/crv