COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 3
January 30, 2004
Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Submission of Division Remediation Plan for Fiscal Year 2004-2005, Due Date: March 1, 2004
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 removed the provision allowing Standards of Learning remediation funding to be used as a block grant, without restrictions or reporting requirements. This change restored 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).
The required remediation plan (Attachment B) must be submitted, electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, for approval by the Virginia Board of Education no later than March 1, 2004.
As stated above, the regulation requires that, annually, each local school division shall report data pertaining to its state-funded program to the Department of Education. This report, due September 15, 2004, will include data for remediation programs conducted during the 2003-2004 school year, as well as remedial summer school for 2003.
The department is developing a revised electronic form for this report. Last year, both large and small divisions chose to report by division rather than by individual schools. For this reason, the report will reflect only division-level data. A draft copy of the report (Attachment C) is available in Word format at the following website:
If you should have any questions regarding the
implementation of this regulation, please contact Kathleen
Smith (mailto:email@example.com), remediation program
specialist, at (804) 786-5819.