COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 3
January 24, 1997

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Reimbursement of Tuition for Eligible Handicapped Students Attending Certain Regional Special Education Programs: Period Ending January 31, 1997


Enclosed are instructions and a listing of certain regional special
education programs that have been approved by the State.  This listing
provides the name of the approved program and the school code number,
along with the handicapping condition(s) approved for each program.  It
should be noted that the handicapping condition(s) listed are the only
ones that are presently eligible for reimbursement.

          In the event that "NO" State funds are being
          requested for the above listed category for this
          specific period, please mark the cover page "NO",
          and sign and return as indicated.

NOTE:  Eligible handicapped students being served in approved regional
programs are not eligible for ADM or other State aid.  Reimbursement
from State Special Education funds is based on compliance with
regulations of the Board of Education governing the disbursement of such
funds as certified by the division superintendent.

A Tuition Grant Extract/Report Diskette must be provided along with the
Requisition for Reimbursement when State Funds are being requested for
regional reimbursement.  The completed Requisition for Reimbursement and
Tuition Grant Extract/Report diskette should be sent by February 28,
1997, to Tony Faina, Office of Special Education Services, Department
of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120.

Should you have questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Faina at
(804) 225-2700.

RTL:kts

Enclosures:    This memo and its enclosures will be sent to the
               superintendent's office.