COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 129

July 1, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

General Adult Education (GAE) Application for 2005-2006

 

 

The Virginia Department of Education will make funds available for the partial reimbursement of expenditures made by school divisions for local General Adult Education programs for the fiscal year 2005-2006. These funds were authorized by action of the 2005 General Assembly. Reimbursement will be based on 60 percent of the total cost of the program.

 

Classes eligible for reimbursement for the fiscal year 2005-2006 include adult high school classes for credit, regular General Educational Development (GED) preparatory classes, and adult secondary classes for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). These funds may not be used for noncredit career and technical education programs. School divisions are encouraged to use these funds to support the Governors Race to GED and Fast Track GED initiatives.

 

Records on adult learners served with these funds must be entered into the Adult Education Web-based Data System. Demographic information, attendance hours, pre-testing assessment scores, and goals must be entered for all GAE students to ensure accurate reporting. In cases where the GAE funds are under different supervision from the adult education program, coordination of data entry with the adult education program manager is essential. 

Copies of the forms necessary to complete your program application and a copy of Instructions for Preparing Program Application and Request for Reimbursement for General Adult Education Programs are attached. Please submit your application no later than July 26, 2005.

 

If no program is planned, please write NO PROGRAM PLANNED on the face of the application and include the name of your division.

 

The application and the outline of the proposed program are to be returned to:

 

Mailing Address

Dr. Yvonne V. Thayer, Director

Office of Adult Education & Literacy

Virginia Department of Education

P.O. Box 2120

Richmond, VA 23218-2120

 

Physical Address

Mrs. Gloria Murphy

Administrative Support

Office of Adult Education & Literacy

21st Floor, James Monroe Building

101 North 14th Street

Richmond, VA 23219

 

If you have questions or need additional program information, please contact Elizabeth Hawa (Elizabeth.Hawa@doe.virginia.gov), associate director at (804) 225-2836. Contact Lynn Godfrey (Lynn.Godfrey@doe.virginia.gov), grants manager at (804) 225-2850 regarding fiscal questions.

 

 

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Attachments

 

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2005/inf129a.doc

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2005/inf129b.doc