COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 041

October 31, 2008

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2008 Title I, Part D, Subpart 2, Count of Children Who Are Neglected or Delinquent (N or D)

 

Attached are instructions and a report form to be used to complete the Title I, Part D, Subpart 2, count of children deemed neglected or delinquent in your school divisions. This annual report provides the United States Department of Education (USED) with current information on the location and number of children who live in local institutions for neglected or delinquent children, or who are in local adult correctional facilities. The information will be used by USED to calculate the 2009-2010 allocations for programs that serve neglected or delinquent children. The information collected locally should not include neglected or delinquent children enrolled in state-operated institutions and programs.

 

Report your neglected or delinquent count based on your October 2008 caseload data as explained below. This count must reflect the following:

 

         the number of children, ages 5-17, inclusive, who live in (1) local institutions for neglected children, (2) local institutions for delinquent children, or (3) local adult correctional institutions; and

 

         children who resided in an eligible institution for at least 30 consecutive days, at least one of which was in October 2008.

 

Attachment A includes instructions and definitions. Attachment B is the report form that school divisions will return to the Virginia Department of Education. The report form may be adapted as needed to collect data from each eligible school, institution, or program in the school division. Before returning the report to the Department, please aggregate the data from the individual reports. The final report should indicate the total number of neglected or delinquent children and youth for the school division (Section A) and the source for this total (Section B).

 

Please submit the report form by fax to Janet Farber, support staff, Office of Program Administration and Accountability, at (804)371-7347 on or before Wednesday, December 3, 2008. If you have questions, please contact Diane Jay, associate director, by e-mail at Diane.Jay@doe.virginia.gov, or by phone at(804)225-2905.

 

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Attachments

 

a. Guidance for Identifying Eligible Institutions and Counting Children Who are Neglected or Delinquent (PDF)

b. 2008 Annual Report of Children in Local Institutions for Neglected or Delinquent Children and Adult Correctional Institutions (Word)