COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 75
May 24, 2002
Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Announcement of Four Regional Follow-up Academies for P.L. 107-110 No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
The Department of Education will sponsor four one-day follow-up academies to the technical assistance academies held regionally in May. These academies will address the local consolidated application and the Title I individual application requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Applications will be submitted to the Department of Education in two phases. Phase I requirements are to be submitted by June 14, 2002. Phase II requirements are to be submitted by September 30, 2002. Requirements for the second phase will be the focus of the follow-up academies scheduled for June. The academies will be structured so that school divisions will be able to receive technical assistance on the process required to complete either the local consolidated application or the Title I individual application. The content requirements for both Phase I and II are attached.
It is suggested that a team of no more than three representatives from a school division attend the June academies. The team should include: 1) the federal programs coordinator, 2) the Title I coordinator, and 3) a key instructional leader.
The follow-up academies are being held regionally so most attendees can drive to them daily. The academies will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude by 4 p.m. A breakdown of school division attendance by region and overnight lodging information are attached.
June 13 Regions VI and VII Hotel Roanoke
June 18 Regions V and VIII Doubletree
June 20 Regions I and IV Sheraton Park South
June 21 Regions II and III Omni Newport News
We look forward to meeting with you to discuss the application process. A response form is attached and should be returned to the Office of Compensatory Programs no later than June 5, 2002. If you have questions, please contact George H. Irby, Sr., (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org), director for Compensatory Programs, at 804/225-2869.