COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 41
June 6, 1997

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Request for Information on Textbooks and Instructional Fees 

 
  This memo is to request information on textbooks and
  instructional fees for the 1996-97 and 1997-98 years.  This
  information is needed in calculating SOQ expenditures.

  Please complete the attached form and return it to Mrs. June
  Eanes, Budget Director, by September 1, 1997.  If you have
  any questions concerning this survey, please call Mrs. Eanes
  at (804) 225-2060.

  RTL:je

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



                                            ATTACHMENT A

                   SURVEY ON TEXTBOOK COSTS



  DIVISION _______________________________


                                        ACTUAL    BUDGETED
                                        1996-97    1997-98

  Textbooks:

  I. Revenue

     A. State Funds                   __________ __________      
     B. Local Operating Funds         __________ __________


  II. Expenditures

     A. Instruction (object code
          6020 on ASR)                 __________ __________

     B. Do you maintain a separate 
        textbook account outside the  YES_______ YES _______
          operating fund?             NO _______ No  _______

     C. If yes, are the expenditures  YES ______ YES _______
        included above in A?          NO  ______ NO  _______

     D.  If no, how much?             __________ ___________



  Materials/Instructional Fees:

  I. Do you charge a general          YES ______ YES _______
     instructional fee?               NO _______ NO ________

     If yes, how much per student?    __________   _________


     What expenditures are covered by these funds?(You may
  attach  a listing.)







  II.  Do you charge a materials fee?   Yes ______ YES _______
                                      NO ________ NO _______

     If yes, how much per student?    __________ ___________


     What does the fee cover?  (You may attach a listing.)




  III.    Do you charge any other fees     YES ______ YES _______ 
     excluding student activities?    NO _______ NO  _______

     If yes, how much per student?    __________ ___________


     What do these fees cover? (You may attach a listing.)




  Return this form by September 1, 1997.


  _______________________________       ______________________
      Superintendent's Signature                 Date


  ________________________________      ______________________
     Person Completing the Form                   Telephone No.