COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 51
August 7, 1998

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Standards of Learning Instructional Materials

 
  The Appropriation Act for fiscal year 1999 includes
  $12,459,159 for incentive payments to school divisions to
  assist in implementing the Standards of Learning.  Funds shall
  be used to purchase textbooks and/or instructional materials
  that are related to the Standards of Learning.  Payments to
  school divisions shall be based on the state share of $20 per
  student in adjusted average daily membership and shall be made
  to any school division that certifies to the Department of
  Education that such funds will be used to purchase textbooks
  and/or instructional materials that support implementation of
  the Standards of Learning.  The certification shall include a
  plan or description of the purpose for which the funds will be
  used.  Localities receiving the incentive payments are
  required to match these funds based on the Composite Index of
  Local Ability to Pay.

  Divisions interested in receiving incentive payments to assist
  in implementing the Standards of Learning should complete the
  attached form and submit it to Jo Lynne DeMary by September
  15, 1998.  If you have questions or need additional
  clarification, please contact Dr. DeMary by phone at (804)
  225-3252, by fax at (804) 692-3163, or by E-mail at
  jdemary@pen.k12.va.us.

  PDS:jj

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

                        CERTIFICATION
                VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
         STANDARDS OF LEARNING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS


  School Division                                                

  Contact                             Title                      

  Telephone (    )                   

  Description of Plan:






















                          Grant Request from State $         

                              Required Local Match $         

                                        Total Cost $         



  Division Superintendent of Designee        Date

        Do Not Complete Information Below - DOE Use Only
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  Approved by                                Date              


        Return Completed Form by September 15, 1998 to:
                        Jo Lynne DeMary
            Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
                Virginia Department of Education
                         P. O. Box 2120
                    Richmond, VA 23218-2120
                         (804) 225-3252