COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 66
March 22, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: 1994-95 Vocational Education Data

 
  The Vocational Education Standards of Quality (SOQ) account
  provides funding for the state share of the salary cost for
  the required Vocational Education SOQ teachers calculated
  above the basic standards.  The number of required
  Vocational education  teachers included in the 1996-98 SOQ
  budget was calculated based on information provided by local
  school divisions from the 1994-95 school year on the
  Vocational Education Reporting System (VERS).  It has come
  to our attention that some school divisions have reported
  incorrectly a small portion of this information.
  
  We are reviewing the 1994-95 information submitted to us to
  determine what corrections need to be made.  Corrections may
  result in an adjustment to the Vocational Education SOQ
  funds allocated for your school division.  We are aware,
  however, that most school divisions are in the final stages
  of developing their 1996-97 budgets.  Therefore, no
  adjustments will be made to the 1996-97 Vocational Education
  SOQ accounts.   
  
  We plan to complete our review of the 1994-95 Vocational
  Education data in March.  At that time, we will share with
  you any required changes to your 1994-95 data and the
  corresponding modification to your 1997-98 Vocational
  Education state payments.
  
  Questions about this process may be addressed to James Gray
  at (804) 225-2833 or Lee Ross at (804) 225-2828. Questions
  concerning your 1996-98 Vocational Education SOQ accounts
  may be addressed to John Rickman at (804) 225-2806.
  
  
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