COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 86

April 14, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

 

A No Child Left Behind Technical Assistance Audio Workshop for Schools on the Title I Watch List

 

The Department of Education is pleased to announce a one-hour technical assistance audio workshop for school divisions with schools on the Title I watch list. Watch schools are those Title I schools that did not make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in reading (English/language arts), mathematics, or both for the 2005-2006 school year based on the 2004-2005 Standards of Learning tests and are not already in School Improvement. These schools have been designated watch schools because they will enter Title I School Improvement for the 2006-2007 school year, if they do not meet AYP in the same subject area for a second consecutive year.

 

School divisions were notified of schools that are considered watch schools through letters to division superintendents during the week of January 30, 2006. The notification included a letter describing what a watch school is as well as a list of the schools in each school division that are considered watch schools.

 

The purpose of this audio workshop is to prepare schools that have the potential to enter their first year of School Improvement for 2006-2007. The audio workshop will focus on the sanctions that must be implemented when a school enters year one of Title I School Improvement. School Improvement sanctions for year two schools will also be addressed.

 

The one-hour audio workshop will be held at three different times on Wednesday, May 24, 2006. School divisions with schools on the watch list are asked to assemble their representatives at one location, use a speakerphone, and participate at the time assigned below. Divisions are assigned a time according to the beginning letter of their school division name. At the appointed starting time, the caller should dial the toll-free number and enter the passcode below.

 

Time

 

School Divisions

Toll Free

Number

Passcode

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

A-I

(800)337-3137

2869#

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

K-P

(800)337-3137

2869#

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

R-Y

(800)337-3137

2869#

 

Attachment A contains a response form to be returned by fax on or before May 3, 2006, to Shady Clark, Title I specialist, at (804) 371-7347. The form contains a place to list questions you would like addressed at the workshop. If you need additional information, please contact Shady Clark at Shady.Clark@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 225-2901; or Rita Ghazal, Title I specialist, at Rita.Ghazal@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 225-2904.

 

PIW/SCJr/hmt

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf086a.doc