COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 41
February 23, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Additional Information on the 1996

 
  The House of Delegates yesterday adopted a floor amendment
  to the 1996-98 budget, offered by the Chairman of the House
  Appropriations Committee.  This amendment provided for a
  salary increase for teachers in 1996-97 and changed the
  proposed salary increase in 1997-98.  Specifically, the
  amendment provides for (1) the state share of a 1.75% salary
  increase effective January 1, 1997 and (2) the state share
  of an additional 2.0% salary increase effective January 1,
  1998.
  
  This amendment required an additional $19.3 million be added
  to the 1996-97 proposed allocations and that $24.0 million
  be added to the $33.9 included in the Governor's budget for
  1997-98.  Attached are revised projections for the "Salary
  Supplement" line item relating to this change.
  
  Please remember that this change has been made only by the
  House of Delegates.  The Senate adopted the budget
  amendments proposed by the Senate Finance Committee which
  made no change to the Governor's budget as introduced
  related to teacher salaries.  Therefore, it will be
  necessary for the Conference Committee to reconcile the
  differences in this regard.
  
  If you have any questions or need additional information,
  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.
  
  WCBJr/kk
  
  Attachment:  This memo and its attachment will be sent to
               the superintendent's office.