SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 69
October 10, 1997
||Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Report of Dropouts, 1996-97 School Year|
In order for the Department of Education to meet Commonwealth legislative reporting requirements, the 1996-97 Report of Dropouts must be completed for certain schools in your division and is due in Richmond no later than Monday, November 17, 1997. Completed reports should be addressed to: Dropout Report Team Management Information Systems Virginia Department of Education P. O. Box 2120 Richmond, Virginia, 23218-2120 The dropout report must be submitted by: 1. Schools that had membership in any of grades seven through twelve, and 2. Schools that had students age twelve or older (on January 1, 1997) in ungraded classrooms during the 1996-97 school year (e.g., self-contained special education classrooms or alternative education programs for which separate attendance registers were kept). The dropout report is not completed for vocational, technical, special education, or alternative education centers providing specialized instruction to students officially enrolled at other schools. These statistics will be made available to the Virginia General Assembly in January, 1998. Because of the short period of time we have available to process and publish dropout statistics, any reports received before our stated due date will be sincerely appreciated. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Jerry Mathews or any other member of the Dropout Report Team at (804) 225-2099. RTL/dmb Enclosures: A hard copy of this memo and its enclosures will be sent to the superintendent's office.