COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 52
July 25, 1997

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
Maximum Basic Authorization and Supplementary Concentration 
Grants for Title I Fiscal Year 1997-98

 
  Attached are copies of the 1997-98 Title I Maximum Basic
  Authorization Basic Grant Allocations and the Supplementary
  Concentration Grants Allocations for counties, cities, and
  towns totaling $105,734,923.  These entitlements are
  allocated to the Commonwealth of Virginia under the
  provisions of Public Law 103-382.  The U. S. Department of
  Education will allocate the total grant amounts in two
  phases:  Phase 1 - July 1, 1997 (82%) and Phase 2 - October
  1, 1997 (18%).  Certain school divisions will receive
  concentration funds appropriated under Title I of the
  Improving America's Schools Act of 1994, as amended by
  Public Law 103-382.  This supplementary appropriation should
  be added to the Maximum Basic Authorization for the total
  amount available in the 1997-98 school year.

  The Maximum Basic Authorization for 1997-98 is subject to
  adjustments for implementing the bypass provision of Section
  1120 of Public Law 103-382 for services to children enrolled
  in private schools.  The Maximum Basic Authorization for
  each of the school divisions has been adjusted downward. 
  Further adjustments may be needed to meet the requirements
  of Section 1120.

  Separate accounting procedures for the Maximum Basic
  Authorization and Supplementary Concentration Grants are not
  required.  These funds may be carried over to the 1998-99
  school year.  Project applications for 1997-98 should be
  submitted to the appropriate Title I Specialist, Office of
  Compensatory Programs, Division of Instruction.

  If you have questions, please contact George H. Irby,
  Director, Office of Compensatory Programs, Division of
  Instruction, at (804) 225-2869.

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