DATE: December 8, 2017
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:

2017-2018 Federal Program Monitoring Schedule for Title IX, Part A, the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program (McKinney-Vento)


The purpose of this memo is to notify certain school divisions that they will receive on-site or virtual federal program monitoring for the 2017-2018 academic year for Title IX, Part A, the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program (McKinney-Vento).  The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended, requires states to monitor school divisions for compliance in certain program areas.  As a result of this requirement, school divisions in Virginia are monitored for Title IX, Part A, on a three-year cycle for McKinney-Vento sub grantees or a five-year cycle for nonsub grantees.  School divisions scheduled to receive Title IX, Part A, monitoring in the spring of 2018 are listed in Attachment A.

In preparation for the monitoring, Project HOPE-Virginia will host an informational session via webinar on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 11 a.m.  The purpose of the webinar is to familiarize school divisions with the process used for the monitoring and to discuss the federal program monitoring protocol that will be used.  The webinar will be recorded for those unable to participate at that time.  The monitoring protocol and additional resources can be found on the Project HOPE-Virginia Monitoring web page.

Directions for logging into the webinar will be sent directly to all homeless liaisons in school divisions being monitored in 2018.  If you are not the liaison or not from a school division being monitored and would like to be included, or should you have trouble connecting to the webinar, contact Donna Gill, Office Manager, at (757) 221-4002 or djgill@wm.edu.

If you have other questions, please contact Patricia A. Popp, State Coordinator, at pxpopp@wm.edu or (757) 221-7776.

SRS/pap

Attachment:

  1. 2017-2018 McKinney-Vento Federal Program Monitoring Schedule (Word)