COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
October 17, 2014
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Reference is made to Superintendent’s Memorandum No. 196-14 (July 25, 2014) that provided notice of the 2014-2015 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B (Sections 611 and 619) federal allocations for school divisions and state-operated programs (SOPs) that have submitted an approvable 2014-2015 annual plan. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has received notice that, as part of a short-term continuing resolution (CR) passed by Congress, state allocations for 2014-2015 under Part B, Section 611 funds (special education flow-through) have been reduced by 0.0554 percent. Virginia’s share was reduced by 0.0829 percent.
The VDOE has applied this reduction proportionately (formula-driven calculation) to school divisions (LEAs) and state-operated programs (SOPs). The revised subgrant award amounts are attached. All other terms and conditions contained in Superintendent’s Memorandum No. 196-14 remain in effect. Part B, Section 619 funds (special education preschool) were not affected by the above-referenced congressional action.
The remaining October 1 allocation (net of reduction) will appear in the Department of Education's Online Management of Education Grant Awards (OMEGA) system through the reimbursement process to school divisions and SOPs that have an approved annual plan. Questions should be directed to Tracie L. Coleman, special education grants manager, Office of Financial and Data Services, Division of Special Education and Student Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 225-2704.