COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 101
May 14, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: 1999-2000 Wachovia Tutors for Success Program
This memorandum is a request for proposals to participate 
in the 1999-2000 Wachovia Bank, N.A. Tutors for Success 
Program.  The purpose of this program is to assist at-risk 
students in elementary schools in Virginia by providing 
supplementary funding for the development and 
implementation of alternative instructional strategies and 
materials.

Wachovia, in cooperation with the Department of 
Education, will make available funds to establish 
elementary tutorial programs for at-risk students.  Ten 
schools will be selected to participate in this program 
for up to three years.  Each participating school will 
receive $4,700 annually to develop and support the 
program.  Other sources of funding must be found to make 
this an ongoing program after the initial three years.

The Wachovia Tutors for Success Program is open to all 
Virginia public elementary schools within a 25-mile 
radius of a Wachovia office.  There is no limit to the 
number of schools that may apply within a school 
division.  A copy of this memo also is being sent to each 
elementary principal in your school division.

To continue program funding, all schools receiving the 
tutorial funding must submit a comprehensive interim and 
final evaluation as well as a continuation proposal after 
the first and second year.

Proposals will be evaluated on demonstrated need and 
quality as determined by the responses provided on the 
enclosed proposal forms.  To be accepted, each proposal 
must address each topic on the form, be accompanied by 
the completed cover sheet, and be signed by the 
Superintendent.  Without exception, all proposals must be 
postmarked by June 30, 1999.  Proposals should be sent 
to:     
        Wachovia Bank, N.A.
        Community Affairs Department
        MC-21028
        PO Box 711
        Charlottesville, VA 22902


The selected schools will be notified of their acceptance 
into the Tutors for Success Program by August 31, 1999.

Should you have further questions or need additional 
information, please contact Dr. Theresa Lee, Department 
of Education, (804) 786-8078, or Philip M. Morton, 
Wachovia, (804) 297-7443.


PDS/TFL/pl

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

c:  Elementary Principals