SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 60
September 4, 1998
|FROM:||Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Additional Teachers Certification for 1998-99|
Funding has been appropriated to provide for the state's share of approximately 450 additional elementary teachers in fiscal year 1998-99. These teachers are in addition to those funded through the Standards of Quality and K-3 Reduced Class Size payments. In order for any school division to receive its proportionate share of funding for these additional teachers, the superintendent must certify to the Department of Education that the additional teachers are employed. For the purposes of this funding, the Appropriation Act defines a teacher as, "any elementary classroom teacher, reading specialist, or technology specialist who has direct contact with students in the classroom." Attachment A is the certification form that must be completed and signed by the Superintendent and returned to the Department no later than September 15, 1998, indicating the intent of your division to participate. Please return the completed form to June F. Eanes, Budget Director, no later than September 15, 1998. Attachment B is a list of the entitlements for 1998-99, which indicates the maximum number of teachers you may claim. Attachment C is a suggested worksheet that may be helpful in determining the number of additional teachers you are employing in 1998-99. You do not have to complete this worksheet and it does not have to be returned to the Department of Education. It is for your use only. If you have questions concerning this funding, please call Daniel S. Timberlake, Assistant Superintendent for Finance, at (804) 225-2025, Kent Dickey, Data Base Analyst, at (804) 225-2031 or June F. Eanes, Budget Director, at (804) 225-2060. PDS:je Attachments: A hard copy of this memos and its attachments will be sent to the superintendent's office.