COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 69
October 4, 1996

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Report of Dropouts, 1995-96 School Year

 
  In order for the Department of Education to meet
  Commonwealth legislative reporting requirements, the 1995-96
  Report of Dropouts must be completed for certain schools in
  your division and is due in Richmond no later than Friday,
  November 15, 1996.  Completed reports should be addressed
  to:
  
                     Dropout Report Team
                Management Information Systems
               Virginia Department of Education
                        P. O. Box 2120
                Richmond, Virginia, 23216-2120

   
  The dropout report must be submitted by:
  
     1.   Schools that had membership in any of grades seven
          through twelve, and
  
     2.   Schools that had students age twelve or older
          (on January 1, 1996) in ungraded classrooms
          during the 1995-96 school year (e.g., self-contained
          special education classrooms or
          alternative education programs for which
          separate attendance registers were kept).
  
  The dropout report is not completed for vocational,
  technical, special education, or alternative education
  centers providing specialized instruction to students
  officially enrolled at other schools.
  
  These statistics will be made available to the Virginia
  General Assembly in January, 1997.  Because of the short
  period of time we have available to process and publish
  dropout statistics, any reports received before our stated
  due date will be sincerely appreciated.  If you have any
  questions or need additional information, please contact
  Jerry Mathews or any other member of the Dropout Report Team
  at (804) 225-2099.
  
  
  RTL/ghm
  Enclosures:  This memo and its enclosures will be sent to
               the superintendent's office.