Superintendent's Memo #082-10

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

April 9, 2010

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Technical Assistance Webinar for School Divisions with Schools on the Title I "Watch" List

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce a webinar for school divisions with schools on the Title I "watch" list. "Watch" schools are those Title I schools that did not make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in reading (English/language arts), mathematics, or both for the 2009-2010 school year based on the 2008-2009 Standards of Learning tests and are not already in School Improvement. These schools have been designated "watch" schools because they will enter Title I School Improvement for the 2010-2011 school year if they do not meet AYP in the same subject area for a second consecutive year. The webinar will focus on the sanctions that must be implemented when a school enters year one of Title I School Improvement. The webinar is designed for school division superintendents, Title I coordinators, and principals of Title I schools that are designated as "watch" schools.

School divisions were notified of schools that are considered "watch" schools through letters to division superintendents dated March 3, 2010. The notification included a letter describing what a "watch" school is as well as a list of the schools in each school division that are considered "watch" schools.

The webinar will be offered on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Attachment A contains a webinar registration form to be faxed by Friday, April 30, 2010, to Helen Tucker, administrative assistant, at (804) 371-7347. The form contains a place to list questions you would like addressed during the webinar.

Directions for joining the webinar:
Go to: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/
Click on Webinars in the right-hand column
Click on the session labeled: Watch Schools Webinar 2010
Click on Join Now
Password is Watchlist2010

To connect to the conference call:
Dial 866-842-5779
Use conference code 8043712932

If you need additional information, please contact Shady Clark, Title I specialist, at Shady.Clark@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 225-2901.

PIW/SC

Attachment:

  1. Title I "Watch" List Technical Assistance Registration Form (Word)