COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 60
September 4, 1998

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
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. 

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