COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 113
June 27, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: 1997-1998 Standards of Learning Incentive Grant

 
  The General Assembly's appropriations for basic aid include
  $6,191,404 to be taken from the general fund during the
  second year of the biennium for one-time incentive payments
  to school divisions to assist them in implementing the
  Standards of Learning.  Payments to school divisions shall
  be based on the state share of $10 per student in adjusted
  average daily membership and shall be paid to any school
  division that certifies to the Department of Education that
  such funds will be used to support the implementation of the
  Standards of Learning.  Such certification shall include a
  plan or description of the purposes for which the funds will
  be used.  Localities receiving these incentive payments are
  required to match these funds based on the composite index
  of local ability-to-pay.

  Divisions interested in receiving these one-time incentive
  payments to assist in the implementation of the Standards of
  Learning should complete the enclosed form and submit it to
  Jo Lynne DeMary by August 1, 1997.  If you have questions,
  please contact Dr. DeMary at (804) 225-3252.


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