SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 2
January 3, 1997
|FROM:||Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Adjustments to Basic Aid for the Cost of Educating Children in Mental Retardation Facilities and Mental Health Hospitals|
The total 1996-97 adjustment to Basic Aid Payments for each school division's share of the cost of educating their children in state mental retardation facilities (MR) and in state mental health hospitals (MH) is attached. The Department of Education will make this adjustment on the May 16, 1997 EDI, along with the Governor's School and Foreign Language Academies, Electronic Classroom, and tuition for the Deaf/Blind Schools. (As stated in Informational Supts. Memo No. 160 dated September 27, 1996). Please note that the data used to calculate the adjustment to Basic Aid and the actual transfer to the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and to the Division of Special Education are based on enrollment data for the 1995-96 school year. This action is in accordance with language contained in Item 140 C (2) (d) of Chapter 912 (1996 Virginia Acts of Assembly), dated April 17, 1996. In order to maintain proper accounting for the funds involved, it is necessary for each school division to note in its Annual School Report submission the gross receipt of Basic School Aid funds under line 2402020 "Basic School Aid" and to report the sum extended under subject provisions in the Function of Instruction, appropriately accounted for under the respective program(s). If you have questions, please call Mrs. June F. Eanes, Budget Director, at (804) 225-2060, or Mrs. Leigh H. Williams, Budget Analyst, at (804) 225-2031. RTL:lw Attachments: This memo and its attachments will be sent to the superintendent's office.