SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 30
May 17, 1996
|FROM:||William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Remedial Summer School|
Standard 1.C of the Standards of Quality states in part, "Local school boards shall also develop and implement programs of prevention, intervention, or remediation for students who are educationally at risk including, but not limited to, those whose scores are in the bottom national quartile on Virginia State Assessment Program Tests, or who do not pass the literacy test prescribed by the Board of Education. Division superintendents may require such students to take special programs of prevention, intervention, or remediation which may include attendance in public summer school sessions. Students required to attend such summer school sessions shall not be charged tuition. Based on the number of students attending and the Commonwealth's share of the per pupil costs, additional state funds shall be provided for summer remediation programs as set forth in the appropriation act." Funding provisions are included in the 1996-98 Appropriation Act for those localities opting to offer a remedial summer program. For 1996-97, payments will be based on $307 for each eligible pupil, to be paid in accordance with each locality's composite index, subject to availability of funds. Eligible pupils should be identified using VSAP for grades 1, 4, 8, and 11; literacy test for grades 6, 7, and 8; and criterion-referenced tests and teacher-made instruments for other grades. Localities may structure the summer remedial program in any manner they deem appropriate, including the curriculum and hours of instruction to be offered. However, no credit may be awarded to students who participate and no tuition may be charged for this program. SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 30 May 17, 1996 Page 2 Entitlements will be paid in two installments. The first payment in August will be based on one-half of the estimated enrollment submitted at Attachment A. The final payment, scheduled for October, will be based on actual enrollments submitted at Attachment B. The full amount received for both payments will appear with the final payment memo in October. Please return the completed Attachment A to Mrs. Leigh H. Williams, Budget Analyst, no later than June 10, 1996. Attachment B should be returned no later than September 9, 1996. School divisions opting not to participate should return both forms indicating such status and zero enrollment as appropriate. Questions should be directed to Mrs. Williams or Mrs. Eanes at (804) 225-2060. WCB,Jr/lw Attachments-2 - This memo and its attachment will be sent to the superintendent's office Attachment A 1996-97 Estimated Remedial Summer School Enrollment Number of Eligible Pupils Expected to be Enrolled in Summer Remedial Programs: Elementary (K-7) _____________________ Secondary (8-12) _____________________ Total _____________________ I hereby certify that the above information is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. __________________________________ ______________________ Signature of Division Superintendent Date __________________________________ School Division/Division Code __________________________________ ______________________ Name of Individual Completing Form Telephone Number Please return the completed form no later than June 10, 1996 to: Mrs. Leigh H. Williams Budget Analyst Department of Education P. O. Box 2120 Richmond, VA 23216-2120 Attachment B 1996-97 Actual Remedial Summer School Enrollment Number of Eligible Pupils Acutally Enrolled in Summer Remedial Programs: Elementary (K-7) _____________________ Secondary (8-12) _____________________ Total _____________________ I hereby certify that the above information is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. ____________________________________ ______________________ Signature of Division Superintendent Date ____________________________________ School Division/Division Code ____________________________________ _______________________ Name of Individual Completing Form Telephone Number Please return the completed form no later than September 9, 1996 to: Mrs. Leigh H. Williams Budget Analyst Department of Education P. O. Box 2120 Richmond, VA 23216-2120