DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 040
February 16, 2007
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Announcing the 2007 High Schools That Work Grant Application for New Sites
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce the 2007-2008 High Schools That Work (HSTW) Grant Application for New Sites. This grant is federally funded for $10,000 for a division with a single high school site; $25,000 for a division with one collaborative high school/middle school site; $50,000 for a division with two collaborative high school/middle school sites; or $15,000 for a regional center site that serves multiple school divisions. There is a minimum match of 50 percent local funds for each site. Four single high school grants, one $25,000 collaborative grant, one $50,000 collaborative grant, and one regional grant will be awarded. The grants are provided under the requirements of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. Funds will be available July 1, 2007.
The grantee must:
the HSTW Key Practices (go to http://www.sreb.org/programs/hstw/background/keypractices.asp)
implement the Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW) Key Practices (go to http://www.sreb.org/programs/MiddleGrades/publications/06V15_MMGW_Brochure.pdf) based on Virginias educational foundation as defined in the framework of the Standards of Accreditation, the Standards of Learning, and the State Assessment System if the grant is a collaborative grant as described above;
include a high school with grades 9-12, if applicable (In the event the school is served by a career and technical education center, the centers programs and faculty must be included in the application/management plan.);
provide evidence of cooperation/participation between the local school and middle school personnel, parents, business representatives, postsecondary educators, and community groups; and
provide assurances and commitments, budget summary, and the 2007-2008 Grant Application and Management Plan.
For in-depth information about the Southern Regional Education Boards HSTW school improvement initiative, go to http://www.sreb.org/programs/hstw/hstwindex.asp. For in-depth information about the Southern Regional Education Boards MMGW school improvement initiative, go to http://www.sreb.org/programs/MiddleGrades/MiddleGradesindex.asp.
interested in submitting an application should carefully review Attachment A, High Schools That Work New Sites Grant
Information and Workshop Registration Packet.
Schools that intend to apply for one of these grants will be required to
send representatives to a HSTW/MMGW
grant application workshop in
Division superintendents and school principals will be notified of the grant award by May 31, 2007, pending availability of funds.
Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact State Director, Elizabeth M. Russell via e-mail at Elizabeth.Russell@doe.virginia.gov or via telephone at (804) 225-2847.