COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 199

September 22, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

A No Child Left Behind Technical Assistance Audio Workshop for Schools New to Year Two of Title I School Improvement

 

The Department of Education is pleased to announce a one-hour technical assistance audio workshop for school divisions with schools entering Year Two of School Improvement. Year Two schools are Title I schools that did not make Adequate Yearly Progress in reading (English/language arts), mathematics, or both for three consecutive years in the same subject area. These schools have been identified for Year Two of Title I School Improvement for the 2006-2007 school year, and must begin offering Supplemental Educational Services (SES) in addition to public school choice.

 

The audio workshop will assist school divisions with new Year Two School Improvement schools in implementing the SES requirements of Section 1116(e) of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The audio workshop will focus on the statutory requirements that divisions must carry out when a school enters Year Two of Title I School Improvement.

 

The one-hour audio workshop will be held at two different times on Thursday, October 19, 2006. Participating school divisions are asked to assemble representatives at one location, use a speakerphone, and participate at the time assigned below. Time assignments are assigned using the beginning letter of each school divisions name. At the designated starting time, callers 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-K

(800)337-3137

2869#

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

L-Y

(800)337-3137

2869#

 

 

 

 

Attachment A contains a response form to be returned by fax on or before October 12, 2006, to Mrs. Helen Tucker, administrative assistant, at (804) 371-7347. The form allows divisions to submit questions to be addressed at the workshop. If you need additional information, please contact Helen Tucker at Helen.Tucker@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 225-2902; or Rita Ghazal, Title I specialist, at Rita.Ghazal@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 225-2904.

 

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Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf199a.doc