Superintendent's Memo #254-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

September 11, 2009

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: 2009-2010 Title III, Part A, Allocations under Provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Public Law 107-110

Attached are the 2009-2010 Title III, Part A, federal allocations for school divisions that qualify based on the fall 2008 enrollment of Limited English Proficient (LEP) students and/or immigrant and youth students.

The total amount of the allocation was available through the reimbursement process to school divisions as of July 1, 2009, or upon receipt of an application submitted through the Online Management of Education Grant Awards (OMEGA) system. School divisions that receive less than $10,000 through the LEP grant award allocation must apply in a consortium with one or more school divisions to be eligible to receive the award. This limitation does not apply for the immigrant and youth award.

Upon final approval of a school division's application by the Virginia Department of Education, the school division will receive an e-mail with instructions to log on to the OMEGA system to review the grant award notification and to distribute the budgets to the object code level. Questions regarding this process should be sent to OMEGA SUPPORT at omega.support@doe.virginia.gov or call (804) 371-0993.

If you have already submitted an application, an amendment to the application reflecting the 2009-2010 grant award amount will need to be submitted.

If you have questions, please contact Judy Radford, ESL coordinator, at (804) 786-1692, or Judy.Radford@doe.virginia.gov; or Stacy Freeman, ESL specialist, at (804) 371-0778, or Stacy.Freeman@doe.virginia.gov.

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Attachment:

a. No Child Left Behind Act, P.L. 107-110 Title III, Part A, Language Instruction for Limited English Proficiency and Immigrant Students (PDF)