P. O. BOX 2120
September 3, 1999


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Survey of Private Nonprofit Schools

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.

The attached forms are for collecting the 1998-99 enrollment 
data to be used to compute the entitlements for the 2000-
2001 school year.  The Private School Intent to Participate 
form may be duplicated as needed and used to collect 
participation data from each private school.  It is 
suggested the form be sent by registered mail and that 
records be maintained of mail certification and delivery.  

The Private School Participation Summary form should be used 
to report the total number of private school students 
participating in each of the three programs.  The 
participation summary form must be returned with an original 
signature to Ms. Mary Walpole, senior budget analyst, 
Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 
23218-2120, on or before October 4, 1999.  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. Walpole or Ms. June Eanes, budget 
director, at (804) 225-2025.


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