COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 261

December 15, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Career and Technical Education Federal Perkins Act Revised Funds for July 1, 2006, Through June 30, 2007

 

The Department of Education must revise its Career and Technical Education Federal Perkins allocations for the 2006-2007 school year as listed in Superintendents Memorandum, Informational No. 138, dated July 21, 2006. These revisions are necessary because of a U.S. Census Bureau error in processing the data used to generate the poverty data that the Virginia Department of Education must use to calculate the Perkins Act, Title I, Part A, Grants to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs). This error, which was reported to us by the Census Bureau, changes the number of children from low-income families counted in the Title I, Part A, formula used to calculate the 2006-2007 LEA allocations. Please refer to the attachments for the revised funding allocations and the request for reimbursement form.

 

The grant period extends from July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007; however, the funds will be distributed to the state in two allocations. Thirty-four percent was available beginning July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007. Beginning October 1, 2006, the remaining 66 percent is available through June 30, 2007. There is no provision for Perkins funds to be carried over to the next school year, which means that all funds must be spent by June 30, 2007.

 

Attachment A is a printout reflecting 34 percent of the revised Perkins allocation available to each school division beginning July 1, 2006. Because the state and school divisions cannot expend more than the 34 percent allocation during the July 1 through September 30, 2006, time period, funds will be distributed on a reimbursement basis for actual expenditures not to exceed the 34 percent allocation.

 

Attachment B lists the remaining 66 percent of the revised allocation that is available October 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007. These funds also will be distributed on a reimbursement basis.

 

Attachment C lists the 2006-2007 total Perkins revised funds allocation and the change in entitlement.

 

Each school division must submit a revised CTEMS 2B and 2C of the approved local plan, prior to expenditure of revised 2006-2007 Perkins funds.

Reimbursement for this program should be made through the Single Sign on Web Application System (SSWS) through the Online Management of Education Grant Awards (OMEGA). If you do not have access to this system, please e-mail Omega.Support@doe.virginia.gov to establish your user permission. All expenditures must be consistent with the approved local application.

 

Any questions concerning the allocations may be addressed to Terry Dougherty, grants administrator, via e-mail at Terry.Dougherty@doe.virginia.gov or telephone at (804) 225-3349.

 

BKCJr/TD/sgj

 

Attachments

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf261a.pdf

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf261b.pdf

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf261c.pdf