COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO.221
November 4, 2005
Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
2005-2006 Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, Rural and Low-Income School Program Entitlements under Provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Public Law 107-110
Attached are the 2005-2006 Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, Rural and Low-Income School Program federal allocations for school divisions that qualify based upon the following eligibility criteria: 1) 20 percent or more of the children ages 5-17 years served by the division are from families with incomes below the poverty line, and 2) all public schools in the division have a locale code of 6,7, or 8. The total amount of the allocation was available to the school division as of July 1, 2005, through the reimbursement process.
These funds may be used in any of the following areas:
1. Teacher recruitment and retention, using signing bonuses;
2. Professional development for teachers;
3. Educational technology;
4. Parental involvement activities;
5. Activities authorized under Title IV, Part A, Safe and Drug-Free Schools;
6. Activities authorized under Title I, Part A, Improving Basic Programs; and
7. Activities authorized under Title III, Part A, Limited English Proficient.
Upon receipt of an approvable application to the Virginia Department of Education, the school division will receive an e-mail with instructions to log onto the Online Management of Education Grant Awards (OMEGA) System to review the grant award notifications and to distribute the budgets to the object code level.
If the school division has received approval for its 2005-2006 consolidated application, please amend the application to include the Title VI allocation, and complete the corresponding pages. If the school division submits individual applications, please prepare an individual Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, application. Questions regarding this process should be sent to OMEGA SUPPORT at Omega.Support@doe.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-2040.
Please direct all Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, programmatic questions to Gabie Frazier (Gabie.Frazier@doe.virginia.gov), Title I specialist, at (804) 225-2907.