COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 68
March 29, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
Announcement of 1996 Governor's School Participants:
Academics, Arts, and Mentorships 

 
  Attached you will find a listing of your students accepted
  to the 1996 Governor's Schools for Academics (Science,
  Humanities), Arts and Mentorships. Letters of acceptance
  will be mailed to the students on March 29, 1996.  Foreign
  Language Academy participants will be announced at a later
  date.  Please feel free to share this information with your
  staff and community.
  
  In Superintendent's Memo # 1, Regulatory, dated March 12,
  1996, the General Assembly, subject to final approval by the
  Governor, has included funding to provide for the local
  share of summer residential Governor's Schools, based upon
  the composite index of the participating division or 50%,
  whichever is less.  Additionally, language has been included
  to prohibit the local school division from charging students
  to attend the program. Funding for private school students
  will be based on the composite index of the division where
  the student resides or 50%, whichever is less.
  
  For the 1995-96 summer program (fiscal year 1996-97), the
  Department of Education will use the following per-pupil
  amounts:
  
  NASA and VIMS Mentorships ........................$1,880
  MCV Mentorships ..................................$1,550
  Academics and Arts Programs.......................$1,126
          
  Thank you for your continued interest in and support of the
  Governor's School Programs. Billing and payments will be
  processed the same as last year.  If you have any questions
  related to funding or payment, please call Kathryn Kitchen,
  Division Chief, Finance, or June F. Eanes, Director of the
  Budget, at (804) 225-2060.  All other questions should be
  directed to Janie Craig (Summer Residential Governor's
  Schools) at (804) 225-2884.
  
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  Attachment:  A copy of this memo and its attachment will
               be sent to the superintendent's office.
  
  c: Headmasters
     Gifted Program Administrator