Superintendent's Memo #064-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

March 13, 2009

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) Program Application for 2009-2010

The Virginia Department of Education will make available $2,247,581 in the fiscal year 2009-2010 to school divisions with Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) programs, as set forth in the Code of Virginia §22.1-254.D, and approved by the American Council on Education as a GED Option Program. It is the Virginia Department of Education’s goal that all local education agencies (LEAs) participate in the ISAEP program. Funds will provide services for students 16 years of age and older who meet program provisions established in the Code of Virginia and guidelines of the Virginia Board of Education. The Board of Education’s ISAEP program guidelines may be found at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/isaep/index.shtml.

The application packet for ISAEP funds, which includes the 2009-2010 allocations for school divisions, is attached. Your application must be received in the Office of Adult Education and Literacy by 2 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, (EDT), April 8, 2009. Please see the application packet for specific instructions about the submission of application materials. School divisions will be notified of funding awards after receipt and approval of program applications. If no program is planned, write your school division’s name and code, as well as the words “NO PROGRAM IS PLANNED,”on the face of the cover sheet that is included in the appendix of the application packet.

Hard copy submissions of the application materials should be returned to:

Mailing Address
Elizabeth Hawa, Director
Office of Adult Education & Literacy
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120

Physical Address
Gloria Murphy
Office of Adult Education & Literacy
21st Floor, James Monroe Building
101 North 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

If you have questions or need additional program information, please contact Dr. Michael Nusbaum, specialist, via e-mail at Michael.Nusbaum@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 786-7644. Regarding fiscal questions, contact Cynthia Finley, grants manager, via e-mail at Cynthia.Finley@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-2850.

PIW / MB / gjm

Attachment

a. Individual Student Alternative Education Plan Program Application Packet 2009-2010 (Word)