COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 37
June 19, 1998

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Tentative Maximum Basic Authorization and Supplementary Concentration Grants for Title I Fiscal Year 1998-99

 
  Attached are copies of the 1998-99 Title I Maximum Basic
  Authorization Grant Allocations and the Supplementary
  Concentration Grants totaling $107,401,427 for counties,
  cities, and towns.  These entitlements are allocated to the
  Commonwealth of Virginia under the provisions of Public Law
  103-382.  The U.S. Department of Education will allocate the
  total grant amounts in two phases:  Phase 1 - July 1, 1998
  (79 percent) and Phase 2 - October 1, 1998 (21 percent). 
  Certain school divisions will receive concentration funds
  appropriated under Title I of the Improving America's
  Schools Act of 1994, as amended by Public Law 103-382.  This
  supplementary appropriation should be added to the Maximum
  Basic Authorization for the total amount available in the
  1998-99 school year.

  The Maximum Basic Authorization for 1998-99 is subject to
  adjustments for implementing the bypass provision of Section
  1120 of Public Law 103-382 for services to children enrolled
  in private schools.  The Maximum Basic Authorization for
  each of the school divisions has been adjusted downward. 
  Further adjustments may be needed to meet the requirements
  of Section 1120.

  Separate accounting procedures for the Maximum Basic
  Authorization and Supplementary Concentration Grants are not
  required.  These funds may be carried over to the 1999-2000
  school year.  Project applications for 1998-99 should be
  submitted to the appropriate Title I specialist, Office of
  Compensatory Programs, Division of Instruction.

  If you have questions, please contact George H. Irby, Director,
  Office of Compensatory Programs, Division of Instruction, at
  (804) 225-2869.


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  Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachments will
               be sent to the superintendent's office