SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 191
December 19, 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 1997-98 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 15, 1998, EDI. In addition, adjustments will also be made for the summer Governor's Schools 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). These adjustments, however, are not included in the attachment. 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 1996-97 school year. This action is in accordance with language contained in Item 140 C (2) (d) of Chapter 924 (1997 Virginia Acts of Assembly), dated April 30, 1997. 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). The sum extended under subject provisions should be reported 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: A hard copy of this memo and its attachments will be sent to the superintendent's office.