COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 61
November 7, 2003
Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Survey of the Cost Impact of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Due Date: January 5, 2004
The Department of Education has been reviewing the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 since January 2002. Now that the required Consolidated State Application and Accountability Workbook has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education, we believe that we have an accurate assessment of its requirements and their impact on the department; however, we do not have a similar accounting of the cost impact of NCLB on school divisions.
Since you have now submitted your local plans and you have received the results of the first years calculation of Adequate Yearly Progress, we hope that you have made an assessment of how NCLB will impact your school division. We have prepared a brief survey of five questions intended to gather data regarding your assessment of the cost impact that NCLB will have on your school division. This survey could have been more detailed and complicated, but it likely would not have contributed to the accuracy of the estimated cost impact.
Please take time to complete this survey. This information will likely be presented to the Governor and to the General Assembly during the 2004 Session.
The survey is contained in an Excel file that can be downloaded from the following Web address:
Attachment A contains instructions for downloading the Excel file and completing the survey.
Please complete the survey within the Excel file and submit the completed file to the Department of Education by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, January 5, 2004. Please also mail a signed, hardcopy version of the survey to:
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120
If you have any questions related to this survey, please contact Dan Timberlake, assistant superintendent for finance, at (804) 225-2025. If you have any questions regarding the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, please contact Dr. Patricia Wright, assistant superintendent for instruction, at (804) 225-2979.