COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 264

October 24, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Technical Assistance WebEx for Reporting the Title I School Improvement Data Required Under No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce a technical assistance WebEx designed for school divisions implementing Title I School Improvement sanctions for 2008-2009. Section 1111(h)(4)(F) of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires school divisions with schools in Title I School Improvement to collect data related to local implementation of School Improvement sanctions. These data are collected through the annual School Improvement Implementation Survey (SIIS). The Web-based technical assistance opportunity will focus on the data collection elements required for Title I schools in Year 1 through Year 7 of school improvement and the procedures for reporting the data in SIIS.

 

The technical assistance WebEx will be offered on Tuesday, November 18, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; and again on Wednesday, November 19, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. To register your school division for one of the sessions, please complete the attached form and return it by e-mail to Gloria Torrens-Billings, administrative assistant, at gloria.torrens-billings@doe.virginia.gov or by fax to (804)371-7347 by Friday, November 14, 2008. Participating school divisions are asked to assemble representatives at one location with a speakerphone and a computer that supports the WebEx application. It is recommended that the Title I coordinator, SES coordinator, and student record collections personnel be present for the presentation.

Directions for participating in the WebEx meeting are as follows:

1. At the date and time of the presentation for which your division is registered, go to http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/profdev.html and select eMeeting/Webinar Sessions (September 2007-to-date). Locate the session (Title I School Improvement Data Reporting) and select Join Now. Enter your name and e-mail address. Enter the password siis0809 when prompted.

 

2. Dial (866) 842-5779 to connect to the teleconference portion of the WebEx. Enter the conference code 8043710908 when prompted.

 

Please contact Becky Marable, reports and grants manager, at (804) 371-0044 or rebecca.marable@doe.virginia.gov; or Veronica Tate, Title I specialist, at (804) 225-2904 or veronica.tate@doe.virginia.gov with any questions.

 

PIW/VT/bm

 

Attachment

 

a. Technical Assistance WebEx Registration Form (Word)