COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 74
September 27, 1997

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Information on K-3 Primary Class Size Program


  We are requesting information in order to compute the
  entitlements for the K-3 Primary Class Size Program for each
  school division participating in the program.  The actual K-3 
  enrollment as of September 30, 1997, the number of
  classroom teachers (FTE), and number of resource teachers
  (FTE) must be indicated.  Please prorate the resource
  teachers based on the actual amount of time they spend with
  the K-3 classes.  Resource teachers that may be counted
  include Art, Music, PE, and Chapter I Reading teachers.

  Please be sure to answer the questions at the bottom of the
  form.  If the answer to question 1 is "Yes", please attach
  an explanation.  Please sign the form and return it to Mrs.
  June Eanes, Budget Director, no later than October 15, 1997. 
  The form may be faxed to Mrs. Eanes at (804) 225-2300. 
  After all forms have been returned, verified, and compiled,
  entitlements will be issued on an EFT at the end of each
  quarter, beginning in December.

  A report of this information must be provided to the Board
  of Education, the Chairmen of the House Education, House
  Appropriations, House Finance, Senate Education and Health,
  and Senate Finance Committees by December 1, 1997.  If you
  have any questions concerning the form, please call Mrs.
  Eanes at (804) 225-2060.

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