P. O. BOX 2120
August 15, 1997


TO: Division Superintendents
Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Survey of Private Nonprofit School Participation in Title II - Dwight D. Eisenhower 
Professional Development Program, Title IV-Safe and Drug Free Schools and 
Communities, and Title VI-Innovative Education Program Strategies for 1998-99

  The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended
  by the Improving America's School Act of 1994, provides in
  Section 6402 of Title VI, and in Section 14503 of Title XIV
  that children enrolled in private nonprofit elementary and
  secondary schools are eligible to participate in programs
  authorized under the Act.  Each school division is obligated
  to inform private school officials within the division's
  attendance area that students in private-nonprofit schools are
  eligible to participate in the Title II-Eisenhower Program,
  the Title IV-Safe and Drug Free Schools programs, and Title
  VI-Innovative Education Program Strategies.  Each school
  division is responsible for ascertaining the number of
  students enrolled in private schools that will participate in
  these programs.

  Attached are forms for collecting the 1996-97 enrollment data
  to be used to compute the entitlements for the 1998-99 school
  year.  The first form is the Private School Intent to
  Participate form which may be duplicated and used to collect
  participation data for Titles II, IV, and VI.  It is suggested
  the Intent to Participate form be sent by registered mail, and
  that records be maintained of mail certification and delivery. 

  The second form is the Private School Participation Summary. 
  This form must be used to report the number of private school
  students participating in each of the three programs.  The
  original signed copy of this form must be returned to Ms.
  Doris West, Senior Budget Analyst, Department of Education, P.
  O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23216-2120, on or before
  September 19, 1997.  Allocations cannot be accurately
  determined for any school division until all divisions have
  returned the required participation data.  If you have
  questions or need further information, please contact Ms. West
  at (804) 225-2091 or Mrs. June Eanes at (804) 225-2060.


  Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachments
               will be sent to the superintendent's office.