COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
December 3, 2010
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). Virginia school divisions are required to verify comparability of services by completing the Title I Comparability Report on the Single Sign-on for Web Systems (SSWS) at: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/ssws/login.page.do.
As the result of guidance from the United States Department of Education (USED), the two clarifications below have been made to the comparability report calculations to ensure compliance with NCLB requirements:
The 2010-2011 Title I Comparability Report will be available beginning December 3, 2010, at: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/ssws/login.page.do. Detailed instructions are provided with the Web-based report. Once the report has been completed, the division superintendent or designee must sign the verification form and fax to Mrs. Gloria Torrens-Billings, administrative support, at (804)371-0770 on or before January 7, 2011. A copy of this report with the original signature must be kept on file for audit purposes.
For questions related to 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.