COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 25
January 26, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
Adjustments to Basic Aid for the Cost of Educating Children 
in Mental Retardation Facilities and Mental Health Hospitals

 
  The total 1995-96 adjustment to Basic Aid Payments for each
  school division's share of the cost of educating their
  children in state mental retardation facilities (MR) and in
  state mental health hospitals (MH) is attached.
  
  Please note that the data used to calculate the adjustment to
  Basic Aid and the actual transfer to the Department of Mental
  Health and Mental Retardation and to the Division of Special
  Education are based on enrollment data for the 1994-95 school
  year.  This action is in accordance with language contained in
  Item 164 C (2) (d) of Chapter 853 (1995 Virginia Acts of
  Assembly), dated May 5, 1995.
  
  In order to maintain proper accounting for the funds involved,
  it is necessary for each school division to note in its Annual
  School Report submission the gross receipt of Basic School Aid
  funds under line 2402020 "Basic School Aid" and to report the
  sum extended under subject provisions in the Function of
  Instruction, appropriately accounted for under the respective
  program(s).
          
  If you have questions, please call Mrs. June F. Eanes, Budget
  Director, at (804) 225-2060, or Mrs. Leigh H. Williams, Budget
  Analyst, at (804) 225-2031.      
  
  WCB,Jr:lw
  
  Attachments: A COPY OF THIS MEMO AND ITS ATTACHMENTS WILL
               BE SENT TO THE SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE.