Superintendent’s Memo #261-15

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

October 9, 2015

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Career and Technical Education Federal Program Monitoring Review System

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Federal Program Monitoring Review System is designed to focus on continuous program improvement and student achievement.  The school divisions’ CTE programs are reviewed on a six-year cyclical schedule over a two- to three-year period with follow-up as needed.  Ongoing technical assistance during the process is provided to school divisions by webinars and individual teleconferences.  The Federal Program Monitoring Review System Self-Assessment Guidance Document provides directions for completing the 2015-2016 Self-Assessment template and must be submitted to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) as described in Phase I below.

The Federal Program Monitoring Review System consists of three phases:

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact William A. Hatch, CTE federal program monitoring specialist, Office of Career and Technical Education, at cte@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-2052.

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