SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 215
December 3, 1999
|FROM:||Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Individual Student Alternative Education Program|
The Virginia Department of Education will make $2,247,581 available for reimbursement of expenditures by school divisions for students with an Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) as set forth in Virginia School Law §22.1-254.D. These funds are authorized under financial assistance for ISAEP services by the 1999 Virginia General Assembly and are offered contingent upon availability. Reimbursement for the fiscal year 1999-2000 will be for services for students 16 years of age and older who meet the provisions established in the Code and by the Board of Education. The provisions include: *a meeting between the student, parents, and principal/designee *the development of an Individualized Student Alternative Education Program *career guidance counseling *attendance in a general educational development (GED) or other alternative education program for students that meet qualifications *counseling on the economic impact of failing to complete high school, and *procedures for reenrollment To assist you in initiating an ISAEP program for 1999-2000, the following resources are attached: Attachment A - ISAEP Allocations Attachment B - ISAEP Regional Briefings Registration Form Attachment C - DOE Hour Announcement for January 18, 2000 Attachment D - ISAEP Guidelines approved by the Board Attachment E - ISAEP Application forms and procedures Please submit your application no later than February 11, 2000. 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." Return the application to: Dr. Neils W. Brooks, Sr., Director Office of Vocational and Adult Education Services Virginia Department of Education P. O. Box 2120 Richmond, VA 23218-2120 Contact Dr. Joy Goodrich, GED instructional specialist, (804) 786-7644, for programmatic questions. Contact Mrs. Becky Marable, grants manager, (804) 225-2850, concerning fiscal questions. PDS/LLM/lgh Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachment will be sent to the superintendent's office.