Superintendent’s Memo #105-14

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

April 25, 2014

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) Program Application for 2014-2015

The Virginia Department of Education will make available $2,247,581 in fiscal year 2014-2015 to school divisions with Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) programs, as set forth in the Code of Virginia §22.1-254D., and approved by the American Council on Education as a GED® Options Program. Because a final state budget has not yet been adopted for fiscal year 2015, this projected amount of funding is still pending final approval by the General Assembly. As the allocations for fiscal year 2015 are dependent on the projected final funding level approved by the General Assembly, you will be notified in the event that the final budget includes a change in the projected level. It is the Virginia Department of Education’s goal that all local education agencies participate in the ISAEP program.  Funds will provide services for students 16 years of age and older who meet program provisions established in the Code of Virginia and in the guidelines of the Virginia Board of Education.  The Board of Education’s ISAEP program guidelines may be found at

The application packet for ISAEP funds, which includes the projected 2014-2015 allocations for school divisions, may be found on the Office of Adult Education and Literacy’s (OAEL) Web site at Your application must be received by OAEL by 2 p.m., May 23, 2014.  Please see the application packet for specific instructions about the submission of application materials.  School divisions will be notified of funding awards after receipt and approval of program applications.  If no program is planned, write your school division’s name and code, as well as the words “No Program Is Planned,” on the face of the cover sheet that is included in the appendix of the application packet.

Hard copy submissions of the application materials should be returned to:

Physical Address
Melissa Dixon, Grants Manager
Office of Adult Education & Literacy
James Monroe Building, 21st Floor
101 North 14th Street                  
Richmond, VA 23219
Mailing Address
Melissa Dixon, Grants Manager
Office of Adult Education & Literacy
Virginia Department of Education    
P.O. Box 2120                               
Richmond, VA 23218-2120

If you have questions or need additional program information, please contact Dr. Michael Nusbaum, specialist, via e-mail at, or by telephone at (804) 786-7644.  For questions regarding fiscal issues, please contact Melissa Dixon, grants manager, via e-mail at, or by telephone at (804) 786-7643.