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



 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 59
October 20, 2000

 

ADMINISTRATIVE
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Request for Proposal (RFP): Alternative
Education Projects for Elementary School Students

The 2000 General Assembly has determined that projects for alternative education should be designed for elementary as well as middle and high school students. The 2000-2002 Appropriation Act (Item 143 C.8.d of Chapter 1073) provides $400,000 for eight $50,000 grants to be awarded competitively. Eligible applicants are individual school divisions or two or more school divisions joining in a collaborative effort to submit a single application for a regional program.

Targeted students are those who (a) have committed an offense or have a pending offense in violation of local school board policy, (b) have been expelled or have long-term suspensions, or (c) have been released from a juvenile correctional center. It is anticipated that alternative education projects currently operating may be expanded to include options for elementary students.

Attached is the Request for Proposal (RFP). Proposals considered for funding must be received at the Department of Education no later than December 1, 2000. Notification of grant recipients will be made in December with the projects operating from January 1, 2001, through June 30, 2001. No additional appropriations have been made for continuation funding in 2001-02.

If you have any questions, please contact Diane L. Jay (mailto:djay@pen.k12.va.us), education specialist, at (804) 225-2905.

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