COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 55
August 9, 1996

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
Maximum Basic Authorization and Supplementary
Concentration Grants for Title I Fiscal Year 1996-97

 
  Attached are the 1996-97 Title I Maximum Basic Authorization
  and the 1996-97 Supplementary Concentration Grants for
  counties, cities, and towns in the amount of $96,532,646.00. 
  These entitlements are allocated to the Commonwealth of
  Virginia under the provisions of Public Law 103-382.  The U.
  S. Department of Education will allocate the total grant
  amounts in two phases:  Phase 1 - July 1, 1996 (80%) and
  Phase 2 - October 1, 1996 (20%).  Only certain school
  divisions will receive concentration funds appropriated
  under Title I of the Improving America's Schools Act of
  1994, as amended by Public Law 103-382.  This supplementary
  appropriation should be added to the Maximum Basic
  Authorization for the total amount available in the 1996-97
  school year.
  
  The Maximum Basic Authorization for 1996-97 is subject to
  adjustments for implementing the Bypass provision in
  accordance with Section 1120 of Public Law 103-382 for
  services to children enrolled in private schools.  The
  Maximum Basic Authorizations for each of these school
  divisions have been adjusted downward.  Further adjustments
  may be required to meet the requirements of Section 1120.
  
  Separate accounting procedures for the Maximum Basic
  Authorization and Supplementary Concentration Grants are not
  required.  These funds may be carried over to the 1997-98
  school year.  Project applications for 1996-97 should be
  submitted to the appropriate Specialist, Office of
  Compensatory Programs, Title I, Division of Instruction.
  
  If you have questions, please contact George H. Irby,
  Director, Office of Compensatory Programs, Division of
  Instruction, at (804) 225-2869.
  
  RTL:tsc
  
  Attachments: This memo and its attachment will be sent to
               the superintendent's office.