COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 24

May 9, 2003

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Federal Program Applications for Phase I Submission under P. L. 107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

 

This is the official notice for submission of fiscal year 2003-2004 Phase I application(s) for certain federal program funds included in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). School divisions may submit their Phase I application(s) between June 16, 2003, and July 1, 2003. Divisions that submit their application(s) closer to the June 16, 2003, date will greatly improve their chances of approval by July 1, 2003. The Phase I application(s) will require certification by the local school board.

 

The Local Consolidated Application and the following individual program applications: Title I, Part A, Improving Basic Programs; Title I, Part C, Migrant Education; Title I, Part D, Neglected or Delinquent; Title II, Part A, Teacher and Principal Quality; Title II, Part D, Technology; Title III, Part A, Limited English Proficiency; Title IV, Part A, Safe and Drug-Free Schools; Title V, Part A, Innovative Programs; and Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, Rural Education will be available on the Office of Compensatory Programs Web page at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/comp.html and the Department of Educations NCLB Web page at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/nclb. Divisions should consider the following when submitting their application(s).

 

Do not submit an individual program application if you intend to include that program in the Local Consolidated Application.

 

Divisions may change from submitting individual program applications to a Local Consolidated Application, or from submitting a Local Consolidated Application to individual program applications.

 

Phase II of the application(s) will be due September 30, 2003. Forms for the Phase II application process will be available after July 1, 2003.

 

For those divisions that continue the same application for 2003-2004, the Phase II application will require an amendment of the Measurable Objectives in the original application when appropriate, plus updated budget and program specific forms. For those divisions that change from the individual program applications to a Local Consolidated Application or vice versa, a new Phase II Application must be completed.

 

Divisions should assume level funding for 2003-2004 when completing the budget summary sheet in Phase I. Final funding amounts will be available before the Phase II application is due.

 

Phase I individual program applications for 2003-2004 should be submitted to the appropriate director for each applicable program at the Virginia Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120.

 

Phase I Local Consolidated Applications for 2003-2004 should be submitted to George H. Irby, director, Office of Compensatory Programs, Virginia Department of Education,

P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120.

 

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