COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 68
September 25, 1998

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: K-3 Primary Class Size Report

 
  We are requesting information to compute the entitlements
  for the K-3 Primary Class Size Program for each school
  division.  On Attachment A, please report the actual K-3
  enrollment as of September 30, 1998, the number of
  classroom teachers (FTE), and the number of resource
  teachers (FTE).  Please prorate the resource teachers
  based on the actual amount of time they spend with the K-3 classes.  
  Resource teachers that may be counted include
  Art, Music, PE, and Chapter I Reading teachers.  Also
  indicate on the form if any of the individual class sizes
  exceed the number indicated on the form.  If so, please
  attach an explanation stating the reason the individual
  class size is exceeding the requirement.

  Attachment B is the certification form that must be
  signed and returned with Attachment A.  Please return
  Attachments A and B to Mrs. June Eanes, Budget Director,
  no later than October 20, 1998.  The forms may be faxed
  to Mrs. Eanes at (804) 225-2300.  After all forms have
  been returned, verified, and compiled, entitlements will
  be issued on an EFT at the end of each quarter, beginning
  in December.

  A report of this information must be provided to the
  Board of Education, the Chairmen of the House Education,
  House Appropriations, House Finance, Senate Education and
  Health, and Senate Finance Committees by December 1,
  1998.  If you have questions concerning the forms, please
  call Mrs. Eanes at (804) 225-2060.

  PDS:je

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




                                           Attachment B


                 COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
                  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                      P. O. BOX 2120
               RICHMOND, VIRGINIA  23218-2120




  Division __________________________________



  I certify that the information included on Attachment A
  showing each school's participation in the K-3 Primary
  Class Size initiative during the 1998-99 fiscal year is
  accurate.    









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   Division Superintendent                        Date





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   Person Completing Form                     Telephone Number