DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 20
January 26, 2007
Dr. Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
In the past, the General Assembly has made funds available
to Jobs for Virginia Graduates to fund programs in local school divisions using
the Jobs for
The primary mission of the program is to assist high
school youth who are economically disadvantaged and to provide additional
supports that enable them to graduate, secure and retain quality jobs. Three programs, the senior model, the
multi-year model, and middle school model can be offered independently or in
combination. The school division must
utilize grant funds to employ a job specialist who will work directly with the
students who meet the program criteria.
The job specialist will be required to attend the national training in
School divisions that are interested in submitting applications for the next fiscal year (July 1, 2007June 30, 2008) should complete the attached forms and submit the application to Elizabeth M. Russell at the Department of Education no later than April 1, 2007. If you have program questions, you may contact Barry Glenn, president, Jobs for Virginia Graduates via telephone at (804) 513-1931 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Financial questions may be directed to Terry Dougherty, grants administrator, Office of Career and Technical Education Services via telephone at (804) 225-3349 or via e-mail at Terry.Dougherty@doe.virginia.gov.