P. O. BOX 2120
May 23, 1997


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: 1997-98 Central Fidelity Tutors For Success Program

  This memorandum is a request for proposals to participate in
  the 1997-98 Central Fidelity Tutors For Success Program.

  Central Fidelity Banks, Inc., in partnership with the
  Department of Education, will make available $535,800, over
  three years, to establish elementary tutorial programs for at-risk
  students.  Ten schools will be selected to participate in
  this program.  Each participating school will receive $4,700
  a year to support the program.

  The Central Fidelity Tutors For Success Program is open to all
  Virginia public elementary schools within a 25-mile radius of
  a Central Fidelity office.  There is no limit to the number of
  schools that may apply within a given division.  This memo
  will be sent to each elementary principal within your school
  division.  All schools must submit a continuation proposal
  each year to continue program funding.  Proposals will be
  judged on demonstrated need and quality.

  Program Requirements:

     Each proposed tutorial program must meet the following

     -    serve 10-15 identified at-risk students;
     -    use alternative instructional strategies and
     -    offer the program as an extension of the school
          day or as a Saturday program;
     -    meet at least 40 times during the school year;
     -    be coordinated by a certified teacher;
     -    offer bank employees the opportunity to
          participate as volunteers;

                                          SUPTS. MEMO. NO.  91 
                                          May 23, 1997

     -    offer the equivalent of one-half a school day of
          instruction per week;
     -    complete a pre- and post-assessment of each
          participating student;
     -    complete a brief two-page annual report that
          documents the progress of the program and the
     -    provide at least one designated representative at
          two one-day meetings in Richmond; and
     -    provide program services to students at no

  Proposal Requirements:

          Proposals can be no more than two pages in length and
  must answer the following questions:

     1.   Why should this site be selected to participate
          in the Central Fidelity Tutors For Success
     2.   How will this program assist at-risk students in
          the community?
     3.   What additional resources will this site provide
          to enhance this program?

  To be accepted, each proposal must include a program budget and
  have the attached cover sheet completed and signed by the school
  division superintendent.

     -    DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: Friday, July 11, 1997 

     -    Please return the proposal to: 

                         Susan Dandois
                         Human Resources
                         Central Fidelity National Bank
                         P. O. Box 27602
                         Richmond, VA 23261

     -    Selected schools will be notified by Friday,
          August 1, 1997.

  If you require additional information, please contact
  Susan Dandois, Central Fidelity Bank, at (804) 697-7201 or
  Dr. Theresa Bailey, Department of Education, at (804) 786-8078.


  Attachment:  A hard copy of this memo and its attachment will
               be sent to the superintendent's office
    c: Elementary Principals               CENTRAL FIDELITY TUTORIAL PROGRAM

                        1997-98 PROPOSAL
                     (Please type or print)

  School Division:                                                                                                                       






  Phone:  (         )                                          

  Grades Housed:                                 

  Estimated School 1997-98 Enrollment:                                    

  Percent of Students Receiving Free and Reduced Lunch:                                  

  Ethnic Composition

  Black                            Caucasian           Hispanic

  boys ____  girls ____       boys ____  girls ____         boys ____  girls ____

  Native American        Asian/Pacific Islander

  boys ____  girls ____       boys ____  girls____

                             Signature, Division Superintendent
     Please return the proposal to:

                         Susan Dandois
                         Human Resources
                         Central Fidelity National Bank
                         P. O. Box 27602
                         Richmond, VA 23261