P.O. BOX 2120



March 4, 2005



Division Superintendents



Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction




A Technical Assistance Workshop on Completing the 2005-2006 Applications for Federal Funds Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB)


The Department of Education is pleased to announce a technical assistance workshop designed to provide guidance to school divisions in completing the 2005-2006 applications for federal funds under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The following topics will be addressed: mechanics of completing the electronic application, writing consolidated measurable goals and objectives, completing the program-specific information requests, and the process for revising and re-submitting the electronic applications.


School divisions are invited to send to the workshop up to two persons who are responsible for completion of the consolidated application. If the school division submits individual applications, the Title I coordinator and the selected program representative should attend. These individuals will be able to share information with representatives from the other federally titled programs.


Each participant should bring a laptop computer. The revised 2005-2006 consolidated application should be downloaded to the laptop before attending the meeting. The consolidated application will also be used as a model for the individual application. This document will be available after April 1, 2005, at the following site: Should there be problems downloading the application, department staff will have the consolidated application available on disc at the meeting.

The workshop will be held in two locations. Lunch and breaks will be provided. Meeting information is listed below:


Sheraton Richmond April 19, 2005 Registration: 8:30 a.m.

West Hotel Meeting: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Hotel Roanoke and April 21, 2005 Registration: 8:30 a.m.

Conference Center Meeting: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Directions to the Sheraton Richmond West Hotel can be found at Directions to the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center can be found at


For those in need of lodging, a block of rooms has been reserved at each hotel. The lodging rate at the Sheraton Richmond West Hotel is $74. The cutoff date for room reservations is April 2, 2005. For reservations, call (804) 285-2000, and reference the Virginia Department of Educations Electronic Application Workshop.


For those attending the meeting at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, the lodging rate is $102, and the cutoff date for reservations is March 25, 2005. Local federal budgets can accommodate the lodging rate, as it is within the acceptable overage for lodging in this area. For reservations, call (540) 853-8298, and reference the Virginia Department of Educations Electronic Application Workshop.


Registration will be managed by the Outreach Program Services at Virginia Tech. Attachment A contains a registration form to be returned by fax on or before April 12, 2005, to Nancy Rakes, conference registrar, at Virginia Tech. Her fax number is (540) 231-3306. If for any reason your attendance plans change, please cancel lodging reservations directly with the hotel, and contact Ms. Rakes ( at (540) 231-2922.


If you have questions about the content of the workshop, please contact Mr. Shady Clark, Jr. (, Title I specialist, at (804) 225-2901.