P.O. BOX 2120




November 7, 2003




Division Superintendents



Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction




Title I Fall Workshop: A No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 Technical Assistance Opportunity


The Department of Education will sponsor a NCLB technical assistance opportunity for Title I coordinators and Title I bookkeepers. In addition, a pre-workshop segment has been designed especially for school divisions with schools in Title I School Improvement. The Title I Fall Workshop will be held at the Richmond Sheraton West on Tuesday, November 25, 2003, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The pre-workshop session for school divisions with schools in Title I School Improvement will be held Monday, November 24, 2003, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and will feature a panel discussion with public school choice and supplemental educational services practitioners from the school divisions and personnel from the Department of Education.


The Title I Fall Workshop is another in a series of technical assistance forums designed to assist school divisions with key provisions of the NCLB legislation. The workshop is intended to:


        clarify, through presentations on major Title I topics, fiscal and program compliance issues for division-level administrators of the Title I legislation;

        prepare school division administrators to respond to Title I implementation questions from parents, the public, the Virginia Department of Education, and the United States Department of Education; and

        provide a continuing opportunity to respond to questions from the field regarding Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.


Among the workshop topics will be Financial Accounting and Procedures; Parental Involvement and Notifications; Public School Choice; Supplemental Educational Services; and Highly Qualified Teachers and Paraprofessionals.


The registration information can be found in Attachment A. Title I coordinators should be notified quickly of this opportunity, because the workshop registration deadline is November 14, 2003. The Office of Continuing and Professional Education at Virginia Tech will conduct the workshop registration. Materials, lunch, and breaks will be provided. Registration forms should be returned by fax to Terri Sadler at Virginia Tech at (540) 231-3306. Confirmation will be forwarded to each registrant. For registration information, Mrs. Sadler may also be reached by phone at (540) 231-5182 or by e-mail at


For those in need of lodging, a block of overnight rooms at the state government rate has been reserved. Lodging costs are the responsibility of the participant or school division. Please contact the hotel directly at (804) 285-2000 to make reservations, and refer to the Title I Workshop to ensure the government rate of $77 for single or double rooms. Lodging reservations must be made by November 17, 2003.


Questions regarding the content of the workshop should be directed to Shady Clark, Jr., Title I specialist, at (804) 225-2901 or; or Brenda A. Spencer, Title I specialist, at (804) 371-6201 or by e-mail at Directions to the Richmond Sheraton West are contained in Attachment B.