COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 1
January 5, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Comparison of State Aid Allocations 1995-96 to 1996-97 as Proposed

 
  Attached for your review and use is an analysis prepared by
  the Department which provides a comparison of state aid
  projected for 1995-96 and for 1996-97 as proposed by the
  Governor.  This analysis provides  both dollar and per pupil
  allocations.  The per pupil change is provided to moderate
  the differences between the state and local projections of
  membership and recognizes increasing and decreasing
  enrollments.   Due to the difficulty of projecting
  allocations from all categorical accounts at this time, the
  analysis includes state aid projected in all of the
  Standards of Quality accounts, as well as the technology
  initiatives (the specific accounts are shown on page 4 of
  the analysis).
  
  On a statewide basis, an increase of $180 per student is
  provided in the Governor's budget as introduced.  Only six
  localities are experiencing a decrease in per pupil aid,
  primarily due to increases in the local composite index or
  significant decreases in special education student counts.
  
  I hope you will find this information helpful as you meet
  with your local school board, government officials or your
  state legislators.  If you need additional information or
  have questions, please call Mrs. Kathryn S. Kitchen,
  Division Chief, Finance, at (804) 225-2025, or Mrs. June F.
  Eanes, Director of the Budget, at (804) 225-2060.
  
  WCB,Jr./kk
  Attachment:  A hard copy of this memo and attachment will
               be sent to the Superintendent's office.