COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 91
April 30, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: General Adult Education (GAE) Applications for 1999-2000
The Virginia Department of Education will make $1,051,800 
available for the partial reimbursement of expenditures made 
by school divisions for local General Adult Education 
programs for the fiscal year 1999-2000.  These funds are 
authorized under financial assistance for General Adult 
Education provisions of the 1999 Virginia General Assembly 
and are offered contingent upon availability.

Eligible classes for reimbursement for the fiscal year 1999-
2000 include adult high school classes for credit, General 
Educational Development (GED) preparatory, Americanization, 
and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Reimbursement
will be based on 60 percent of the fixed cost-per-class-hour
or fixed cost-per-student-slot (External 
Diploma Program only). 

To assist in initiating your General Adult Education program 
for the fiscal year 1999-2000, copies of the forms necessary 
to complete your program application and a copy of 
"Instructions for Preparing Program Application and Request 
for Reimbursement for General Adult Education Program" are 
attached.

Please submit your application no later than May 28, 1999.  
If no program is planned, write on the face of the 
application form your school division name and code, as well 
as the words "NO PROGRAM PLANNED." 

The application and the outline of proposed program are to be 
returned to:

       Dr. Lennox L. McLendon, Associate Director
                Adult Education Services
   Office of Vocational and Adult Education Services
            Virginia Department of Education
       P. O. Box 2120; Richmond, VA  23218-2120

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Becky 
Southall, Grants Manager, (804) 225-2850.

PDS/lgh

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