COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO.130

June 23, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Data Collection for 2005-2006 Supply and Demand Report for School Personnel

 

The Virginia Department of Education has consolidated the collection of instructional personnel information for numerous federal requirements including the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110), Title II of the Higher Education Act (HEA), and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (Public Law 105-17). In addition, Department of Education policy requires the collection of supply and demand data for school personnel (Superintendents Informational Memo No. 111, August 7, 2001).

 

The 2005-2006 report, Supply and Demand Report for School Personnel, will be collected through the Department of Educations Single Sign-on for Web Applications Systems (SSWS). Access to the application, Supply and Demand, for school division personnel should be requested through the school divisions SSWS account manager.

 

The Supply and Demand application requests information that helps to identify recruitment, retention, and demographic data affecting critical shortages of school personnel. Data from the survey will be correlated with the school divisions 2005-2006 Instructional Personnel Survey and other relevant data and will be used as the basis for developing a state supply and demand profile.

 

In this application, school divisions will be required to provide the following types of information for school personnel: number of unfilled positions by endorsement area; estimated number of new hires by endorsement area; recruitment and retention practices; attrition and projection of school personnel; and general and regional factors influencing supply and demand of school personnel.

 

After entering its supply and demand data, each division must print a verification report for the superintendents signature. The verification report should be mailed by Monday, July 31, 2006, to: Dr. JoAnne Y. Carver, Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120. Questions regarding the document or the process may be addressed to Dr. Carver at (804) 692-0251 or e-mail: JoAnne.Carver@doe.virginia.gov.

 

Thank you for your assistance with this activity and your continued support of teacher quality enhancement initiatives.

 

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