Superintendent’s Memo #259-11

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

September 16, 2011

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Federal Program Monitoring Review of Career and Technical Education Programs

The Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) Career and Technical Education (CTE) Federal Program Monitoring Review system is designed to focus on program improvement and student achievement.  The division’s CTE programs are reviewed on a six-year cyclical schedule over a two to three-year period with follow-up as needed.  School divisions must complete a comprehensive self-assessment instrument and submit it to VDOE career and technical education staff by May 15, 2012.  Technical assistance during the process is provided to school divisions by webinars and individual teleconferences.

The Federal Program Monitoring Review system consists of three phases:

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Dr. Glenn A. Anderson, coordinator for federal program monitoring, Office of Career and Technical Education Services, at  or (804) 225-2052.