DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO.104
May 12, 2006
Patricia I. Wright
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
Application for Technical Support for Special Education Directors/ECSE Coordinators/Preschool Program Directors-Coordinators on Promoting Inclusive Preschool Options (IPOP)
The Virginia Department of Educations Training and Technical Assistance Centers (T/TACs) in each of the Superintendents eight study regions is accepting applications for technical assistance for developing a division/community team to plan for and begin inclusive preschool options. This is a continuing statewide initiative to support a continuum of inclusive options for preschoolers with disabilities. The purpose of the initiative is to increase opportunities for children with disabilities to be included in settings with children without disabilities in the school divisions preschool programs and in their community preschools.
The IPOP initiative continues to support community teams in obtaining long-term technical assistance from their regional T/TACs to support the initial development or the expansion of inclusive options. At least one division in each region will have the opportunity of participating in this initiative. This information is also being provided via a memorandum to special education directors and preschool program directors.
Interested division/community teams need to complete the attached application and return it to their Superintendents regional T/TAC for consideration. Applications are due by June 30, 2006. Applicants will be notified by mid-July of the applications acceptance.
For further information, please contact Phyllis Mondak, educational specialist, Office of Special Education Instructional Services, at Phyllis.Mondak@doe.virginia.gov or at (804)225-2675. You may also contact your regional T/TAC. Contact person and phone numbers are listed below.
Regions 1 & 8 Regions 2 & 3
Sandy Wilberger Linda Ingleson
Sue Palko 888-249-5529
(804)828-6947 TDD: 757-683-5963
Region 4 Region 5
Lynn Wiley Cheryl Henderson
Kris Ganley Dianne Kuntz-Lowman
703-993-4496 540-568-3774 TDD: 540-568-7839
Regions 6 & 7