COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 8
March 14, 1997

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: March 31, 1997 Average Daily Membership (ADM)

 
  Final entitlements of State Basic School Aid and related
  accounts for school year 1996-97 will be determined on the
  basis of average daily membership (ADM) through March 31,
  1997.  Data from the Attachment will be used to compute this
  ADM.

  A careful review is recommended of Sections 22.1-1 through
  22.1-5, 22.1-101, 22.1-218, Code of Virginia, as amended,
  and all the instructions on pages 3, 4 and 5 of the
  Attachment prior to completion of page 2 of the Attachment. 
  Please note that appropriate supporting documentation must
  be maintained for each line of this report to facilitate a
  subsequent ADM audit review.  

  Page 6 of the Attachment is designed to adjust kindergarten
  ADM for those localities operating less than full-day
  kindergarten classes (5 1/2 hours), and maintaining pupil-teacher 
  ratios of more than 30:1.

  In order for the May EFT transfer to reflect final ADM based
  entitlements, it is important that the Attachment (pages 1,
  2, and 6) be completed by all school divisions and returned
  to Ms. Doris B. West, Senior Budget Analyst, no later than
  April 11, 1997.  This report may be faxed to the Department
  on (804) 225-2053.  Questions may be directed to Ms. West at
  (804) 225-2091.

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  Attachment:  A hard copy of this memo and its attachment
               will be sent to the superintendent's office.