DATE: June 15, 2018
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: James F. Lane, Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:

Provisions for Reallocating Unused Student Slots in Regional Alternative Education Programs for 2018-2019


The 2018-2020 state budget adopted by the 2018 Special Session I General Assembly includes provisions for reallocating unused student slots in regional alternative education programs. These provisions are as follows:

A data collection survey will be sent electronically to the regional alternative education coordinator in the fiscal agent school division. The coordinator is responsible for contacting the participating divisions in that regional program and completing a combined survey on the number of slots to be used in the regional program for 2018-2019. The data collected will determine the number of unused student slots that will be available for reallocation in fiscal year 2019, and the number of unused student slots being requested by divisions. Once the Department receives the information, a reallocation process will be conducted to distribute unused student slots to requesting divisions. The process can be found in Attachment A.

The data collection survey to determine reallocation of student slots is due to the Department on Friday, July 20, 2018, and it is anticipated that the process to reallocate any unused student slots will be completed by September 2018. Based on the allocation to each regional program:

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Dr. Lynn Sodat, Director, Office of Program Administration and Accountability, at Lynn.Sodat@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 225-2870.

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Attachments:

  1. Regional Alternative Education Programs Process for Determining Distribution of Unused Student Slots, 2018-2019