COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 8
June 28, 1996

REGULATORY

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Extracurricular Activity Sponsorship Contracts

 
  The Virginia General Assembly, in its 1996 session, amended
  Section 22.1-302 of the Code of Virginia to require local
  school boards to provide a separate contract for teachers
  who are receiving monetary supplements for extracurricular
  activity sponsorship assignments. This requirement is
  effective July 1, 1996.
  
  The amended statute defines extracurricular activity
  sponsorship as "an assignment for which a monetary
  supplement is received, requiring responsibility for any
  student organizations, clubs, or groups, such as service
  clubs, academic clubs and teams, cheerleading squads,
  student publication and literary groups, and visual and
  performing arts organizations except those that are
  conducted in conjunction  with regular classroom,
  curriculum, or instructional programs."
  
  The statute requires that local school boards execute
  separate contracts for extracurricular activity sponsorship
  in a form prescribed by the Board of Education.  To meet
  this requirement, the Board has developed a model contract
  based on the existing coaching contract. (See attachment.)
  
  Department of Education staff is in the process of revising
  Regulations Governing the Employment of Professional
  Personnel, 1994, to reflect the statutory amendment.  The
  revised publication will be distributed to local school
  divisions in the near future.
  
  If you need additional information regarding the model
  contract, please contact Thomas A. Elliott, Division Chief
  for Compliance, at (804) 371-2522.
  
  
  WCBJr/TAE/jr
  
  Attachment:  This memo and its attachment will be sent to
               the superintendent's office.