COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 56

March 14, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Online Technical Assistance for Completing the 2008-2009 Applications for Federal Funds Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB)

 

The Department of Education is pleased to announce the availability of Web-based technical assistance modules to provide guidance for school divisions in completing the 2008-2009 applications for federal funds under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).

 

School division personnel responsible for developing and submitting the applications are encouraged to view modules that are pertinent to their area of oversight. A menu with links to each module will be available March 24, 2008, on the Virginia Department of Education's website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/OCP/nclb-applications.html.

 

Below is a listing of the modules that will be available:

 

1. Application Overview and Mechanics of Data Entry

2. Common Elements: Conducting the Needs Assessment,

Completing the Program Overview, Coordination of

Services, Measurable Objectives, and Budget Pages

3. Title I, Part A, specific pages

4. Title I, Part C, specific pages

5. Title I, Part D, specific pages

6. Title II, Part A, specific pages

7. Title II, Part D, specific pages

8. Title III, Part A, specific pages

9. Title IV, Part A, specific pages

10. Title VI, Part A, specific pages.

 

Optional follow-up audio conferences will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and Thursday, April 17, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The toll-free call-in number is (866) 842-5779 and the conference code is 8042252869. School divisions are asked to assemble their representatives at one location and use a speakerphone to participate at the assigned time.

 

For divisions desiring to participate in the audio conference follow-up sessions, Attachment A contains a response form to be returned by fax on or before April, 4 2008, to Marsha Granderson, grants and reports manager, at (804) 371-7347. The form contains a place to list questions you would like addressed at the workshop.

 

If you need additional information, please contact Marsha Granderson, grants and reports manager, at Marsha.Granderson@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 786-9937; or Becky Marable, reports and grants manager, at Rebecca.Marable@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 371-0044.

 

BKCJr/RLM

 

Attachment

 

a. Response Form for Follow-up Sessions (Word)