Superintendent's Memo #075-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

March 27, 2009

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Information on the Equitable Participation of Private School Students, Teachers, and Other Education Personnel in Certain Programs under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

The Department of Education is pleased to announce the release of a PowerPoint presentation and accompanying webinar modules on the equitable participation of private school students, teachers, and other educational personnel in ten programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The programs addressed in the presentations are:

The PowerPoint presentation and webinar modules can be accessed at the following link: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/federal_programs/esea/title9/index.shtml. Please share this information with appropriate staff in your school division as well as private school officials that are located within the geographic boundaries of your school division.

To provide an opportunity for school divisions and/or private school officials to ask questions about equitable participation of private school students, the Department will offer two audio conferences on April 28, 2009. Participants are encouraged to review the PowerPoint presentation and webinar modules prior to the audio conferences.

Participants should plan to connect to their respective audio conference about five minutes before airtime. To access either call, please dial 1-866-842-5779, and enter conference code 8043712929.

Questions may also be sent in advance of the audio calls on the attached form to Janet Farber, administrative support, via e-mail at Janet.Farber@doe.virginia.gov or by fax to (804) 371-7347.

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Associate Director Diane Jay via e-mail at Diane.Jay@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-2905.

PIW / DLJ / dj

Attachment

a. Audio Conference Question Form Concerning Information on the Equitable Participation of Private School Students, Teachers, and Other Education Personnel in Certain Programs under NCLB (Word)