COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
February 15, 2013
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
In October 2012, the U.S. Department of Education updated the Serving Preschool Children Through Title I, Part A, Non-Regulatory Guidance (ESEA). The guidance provides clarity regarding the use of Title I, Part A, funds to implement high-quality preschool programs for eligible children.
The updated guidance includes examples on navigating the supplement/not supplant requirements; clarification on criteria to select students for services; use of Title I funds to support other preschool programs such as Head Start; and resources to support early learning programs. The nonregulatory guidance is available at the following link: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/preschoolguidance2012.pdf.
Questions may be directed to Mrs. Becky Marable, Title I coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 371-0044, or to your Title I, Part A, regional specialist: