COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 43
June 13, 1997

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
Final FY 1997 School Division Allocations, Application, and 1996-97 
School Division Progress Report for Safe and Drug-Free Schools 
and Communities Act 

 
  Enclosed you will find the final FY 1997 allocation tables for
  local school divisions under Title IV: Safe and Drug-Free
  Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA) of 1994. The purpose of
  the legislation is to support programs that prevent violence
  and promote school safety; that prevent the illegal use of
  alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, involve parents, and are
  coordinated with related Federal, State, and community efforts
  and resources through the provision of Federal financial
  assistance.  

  The Commonwealth of Virginia will receive funds as follows:  


     Governor's Share (20%)                       $1,912,004
     Virginia Department of Education (80%)       $7,648,015
     Total Virginia Allotment                     $9,650,019



    Virginia Department of Education: Programs and  
    administration                             $   688,322         
    School Divisions (70% - Entitlement)       $ 4,871,785
    School Divisions (30% - Greatest Need)     $ 2,087,908
    Total to Virginia Department of Education  $ 7,648,015


  The FY 1997 funds (70%) will be distributed on the basis of
  the most recent public and private school Average Daily
  Membership (ADM) figures.  The fourteen school divisions
  determined to have the "greatest need" for additional funds
  (30%) to carry out drug and violence prevention programs will
  be receiving individual letters of notification from Dr.
  Richard T. La Pointe, State Superintendent of Public
  Instruction.

  It will be necessary for local school divisions to submit
  either a consolidated application amendment or an individual
  application. If the school division elects to submit an
  individual application, the original and one copy of the
  application must be submitted to the Department of Education,
  on or before August 8, 1997.  The applications will undergo a
  peer review and approval process the week of August 18-22,
  1997. 

  The 1996-97 Progress Report is also enclosed.  The information
  requested in the report is identical to the 1995-96 Progress
  Report. The original and one copy of the report is due to the
  Department of Education, on or before August 8, 1997.

  If you have questions, please contact Arlene D. Cundiff in the
  Office of Compensatory Programs at (804) 225-2871.

  RTL/saj

  cc:     SDFSCA School Division Contact Persons

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

     FY 1997 SDFSCA Application
     FY 1997 School Division Allocation Tables
     1996-97 School Division Progress Report