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

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 5
March 3, 2000

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Emergency Immigrant County - March 8, 2000


 The Emergency Immigrant Education Program is funded under the Emergency Immigrant 
Education Act of 1984 as amended by the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 
(Public Law 103-382, enacted October 20, 1994).  Funds will be allocated to school 
divisions based on the number of eligible children and youth enrolled in public and 
nonpublic elementary and secondary schools.

The definition of "immigrant children and youth" in accordance with Section 7501 (7) 
of the Improving America's Schools Act means "individuals  who are aged 3 through 21,
were not born in any State, and have not been attending one or more schools in any 
one or more States for more than 3 full academic years."

Federal regulations require each school division to make a count of immigrant 
children.  The established date for this count is March 8, 2000.  To be eligible to 
receive funds under this grant, a school division must have at least 500 immigrant 
children enrolled or at least 3 percent of the total number of students enrolled in 
elementary and secondary public and non-public schools served by the school division 
must be immigrant children.  All school divisions are requested to return the 
attached Emergency Immigrant Program Form, even if they do not meet the criteria 
for the grant funds. 

Please fax the completed form to Mrs. Leigh H. Williams, budget analyst, at (804) 
225-2300 by March 10, 2000, to enable us to meet the federal due date of March 17, 
2000.

JD/lw
Attachment

                       EMERGENCY IMMIGRANT PROGRAM FORM

                              SCHOOL YEAR 2000-01



Number of Qualifying Immigrant Children in School Division  ______.





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