COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 91

April 27, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Summer Professional Development Academy on Parental Participation for Title III Coordinators

 

As part of the Virginia Department of Educations ongoing effort to assist school divisions in meeting the parental participation requirements for Title III, Part A, Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students, under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, a summer professional development academy for Title III coordinators or their designees will be offered. The two-day academy entitled Parents as Educational Partners (PEP): School Related Curriculum for Language Minority Parents will be offered on July 25-26, 2007, at the Holiday Inn Select in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The academy will prepare the Title III coordinators or designees to train school division personnel on appropriate programs to assist limited English proficient (LEP) parents in overcoming the language and cultural barriers that make them particularly vulnerable to being left out of their childrens educational experiences.

 

Materials, lunch, and breaks will be provided. Travel will be reimbursed at the state rate. For those requiring lodging, a block of overnight rooms at the state rate has been reserved. Hotel rooms will be direct billed. Please contact the Holiday Inn Select directly at (540)786-8321 to make the reservations and refer to Title III Academy. Enrollment for the academy is limited to 40 participants. To enroll, please complete Attachment A, and fax it to Stacy Freeman, ESL specialist, at (804) 371-7347, on or before July 6, 2007. Please refer to Attachment B for additional information about lodging and a draft schedule.

 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Stacy Freeman, ESL specialist, at (804) 371-0771, or at Stacy.Freeman@doe.virginia.gov.

 

BKCJr/RS/sf

 

Attachments

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2007/inf091a.doc

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2007/inf091b.pdf