COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
November 6, 2009
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
To receive Title I, Part A funds, a school division must verify comparability of services for Title I and non-Title I schools as stipulated in Section 1120(A)(c) of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).
As the result of guidance from the United States Department of Education (USED), two clarifications have been made to the comparability report calculations to ensure compliance with NCLB requirements.
The two clarifications are described below:
The 2009-2010 Title I Comparability Report will be available beginning November 6, 2009, at: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/ssws/login.page.do Detailed instructions are provided with the Web-based report. The required data should be submitted through the Single Sign-on for Web Systems (SSWS). Once the report has been completed, the division superintendent or designee must sign the verification form and fax it to Mrs. Helen Tucker, administrative support, at 804-371-7347 on or before December 18, 2009. A copy of this report with the original signature must be kept on file for audit.
For questions related to the mechanics of this report, please contact Becky Marable, Title I grants and reports manager, by e-mail at Rebecca.Marable@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at(804) 371-0044. For questions related to the programmatic aspects of this report, please contact Gabie Frazier, Title I specialist, by e-mail at Gabie.Frazier@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-2907.