COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 80

April 16, 2004

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Summer Professional Development Academy on Parental Participation for Title III Coordinators

 

As part of the Virginia Department of Educations ongoing effort to assist school divisions in meeting the parental participation requirements for Title III, Part A, Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students, under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, a summer professional development academy for Title III coordinators or their designee will be offered. The two-day academy entitled Parents as Educational Partners (PEP): School Related Curriculum for Language Minority Parents will be offered on August 12-13, 2004, at the Sheraton Park South Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. The academy will prepare the Title III coordinator or designee to train school division personnel on appropriate programs to assist limited English proficient (LEP) parents in overcoming the language and cultural barriers that make them particularly vulnerable to being left out of their childrens educational experiences.

 

The Office of Continuing and Professional Education at Virginia Tech will conduct registration for the academy. Materials, lunch, and breaks will be provided. Travel and lodging will be reimbursed at the state rate. For those requiring lodging, a block of overnight rooms at the state rate has been reserved. Please contact the hotel directly to make the reservations and refer to Title III Academy. Enrollment for the academy is limited to 40 participants. To enroll, please complete Attachment A, and fax it to the conference registrar at (540) 231-5182, on or before July 15, 2004.

 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Shannon R. Bramblett, migrant education specialist, at (804) 371-7579, or at sbramble@mail.vak12ed.edu.

 

 

JLD/RS/srb

 

 

Attachments

 

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2004/inf080a.pdf

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2004/inf080b.pdf