COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 61
March 16, 2007
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
20072008 Virginia Incentive Program for Speech‑Language Pathologists (VIP-SLP)
In a continuing effort to increase the pool of qualified speech-language pathologists in Virginia public schools, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has budgeted funds to encourage professionals working in the private sector and recent graduates to accept positions in Virginia public schools. The Virginia Incentive Program for Speech-Language Pathologists (VIP-SLP) pays up to $3,000 per year for up to three years for speech-language pathologists employed full-time in a Virginia public school division and $1,500 per year for those who work part-time.
This incentive program is available to speech-language pathologists who meet the following qualifications:
The Virginia Incentive Program for Speech-Language Pathologists:
Following approval of the completed application, written notification of the status will be sent to the applicant and the school division special education administrator. Additionally, participants will be provided a W-9 form and two copies of the Request for Payment to submit to the Virginia Department of Education at the conclusion of each semester. Completion of the Request for Payment is the responsibility of the applicant and is due by February 1, 2008, for the first semester, and July 1, 2008, for the second semester. Payments are made directly to the applicant up to six weeks after receipt of the Request for Payment.
The funding period for this activity ends June 30, 2008. If the number of applications received exceeds funds available, financial incentives will be awarded on a first-come, first‑served basis, according to the date the completed application is received in the Division of Teacher Education and Licensure. Once employment has been secured, the speech-language pathologist must submit the completed application to the VDOE with verification by school division personnel. The attached 2006-2007 Virginia Incentive Program for Speech-Language Pathologists application can be faxed to Dr. Patricia Burgess at (804) 786-6759 or mailed to:
Dr. Patricia D. Burgess, Teacher Education Specialist
Virginia Department of Education
Division of Teacher Education and Licensure
P. O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120.
If you have questions regarding eligibility for the incentive program, please contact Dr. Burgess at (804) 225-2096 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.