COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 14
March 14, 2003
Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Submission of Division Remediation Plan for Fiscal Year 2004
Due Date: April 15, 2003
Regulation 8-VAC-20-630 (Attachment A) provides standards for state-funded remedial programs and requires school divisions to submit a remediation plan, record and report specified data pertaining to their state-funded remedial programs, maintain an individual student record indicating the students expected remediation goal, and annually evaluate the success of those programs.
The 2003 Session of the General Assembly adopted a language amendment to the 2002-2004 biennial budget that removes the provision allowing Standards of Learning remediation funding to be used as a block grant, without restrictions or reporting requirements. This change, if approved by the Governor, would restore the annual reporting requirements for these funds that were established by the Code of Virginia (Title 22.1-199.2) and Board of Education regulation (8-VAC-20-630). Please keep in mind that final action on the budget will occur at the reconvened session of the General Assembly on April 2.
The required remediation plan (Attachment B) must be submitted, electronically to email@example.com, for approval by the Virginia Board of Education no later than April 15, 2003. As previously noted, the regulation also requires that a record be maintained for each eligible student who attends a state-funded remedial program.
This report, due September 15, 2004, will include data for remediation programs held during the 2003-2004 school year, as well as remedial summer school for 2003. The department is currently developing an electronic form for this report. A draft copy of the report, a sample student record, and Attachment B are available in Word format at the following Web site:
If you should have any questions regarding the
implementation of this regulation, please contact Kathleen
Smith (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org), remediation program
specialist, at (804) 786-5819.