COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 4

February 4, 2005

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Submission of Division Remediation Plan for Fiscal Year 2005-2006, Due Date: March 15, 2005

 

 

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.

 

Language contained in Item 146.B.13, Chapter 4, 2004 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I states that school divisions may choose to use state payments provided for the Standards of Quality remediation and Standards of Learning remediation as a block grant for remediation purposes, without restrictions or reporting requirements, other than reporting necessary as a basis for determining funding for the program. For the 2004-2005 fiscal year, school divisions choosing to use Standards of Quality remediation funds and Standards of Learning remediation funds (derived solely from monies carried forward from the 2003-2004 fiscal year)as block grants are not subject to restrictions or reporting requirements. Consequently, data for the 2004-2005 fiscal year will not be reported for these two programs because all school divisions are participating in the block grant program.

 

Funds for summer remedial programs were excluded from this language. School divisions are required to submit a remedial plan for summer remedial programs for fiscal year 2005, including programs planned for intersessions for 2005-2006 for year-round schools. The required remediation plan (Attachment B) must be submitted, electronically to kathleen.smith@doe.virginia.gov, for approval by the Virginia Board of Education no later than March 15, 2005.

 

As stated above, the regulation requires that, annually, each local school division shall report data pertaining to the summer remedial program, or intersessions in the case of year-round schools, to the Department of Education. This report, due September 15, 2005, will include data for summer remediation programs for 2004, including intersessions for year-round schools conducted during the 2004-2005 school year. A copy of this report (Attachment C) is included.

 

If you should have any questions regarding the

implementation of this regulation, please contact Kathleen

Smith (Kathleen.Smith@doe.virginia.gov), remediation program specialist, at (804) 786-5819.

 

JLD/KMS/pl

 

Attachments

 

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2005/adm004a.pdf

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2005/adm004b.doc

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2005/adm004c.xls