COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 72
October 23, 1998

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Request for Information on Textbooks and Instructional Fees

 
  The purpose of this memo is to request information on
  textbooks and instructional fees for the 1997-98 and
  1998-99 years.  This information is needed in calculating
  SOQ expenditures.

  Please complete the attached form and return it to Mrs.
  Leigh H. Williams, Budget Analyst, by November 2, 1998.  If
  you have any questions concerning this survey, please call
  Mrs. Williams at (804)225-2060.

  PDS/lw

  Attachment:  A hard copy of this memo and its attach-
               ment will be sent to the superintendent's
               office.


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                                              Attachment A


                 SURVEY ON TEXTBOOK COSTS


  DIVISION______________________________

                                   ACTUAL         BUDGETED
                                   1997-98        1998-99
  Textbooks:

  I. Revenue

     A.  State Funds               _______        _______

     B.  Local Operating Funds     _______        _______

  II.     Expenditures

     A.  Instruction (object code
         6020 on ASR)              _______        _______

         Instruction (object code
         6030 on ASR)              _______        _______
     B.  Do you maintain a separate
         textbook account outside
         the operating fund?       YES___         YES____
                                   NO ___         NO ____ 
     C.  If B is yes, are the
         expenditures included
         in A above?               YES___         YES____
                                   NO ___         NO ____
     D.  If C is no, how much has
         been excluded?            ______         _______

  Materials/Instructional Fees:

  I. Do you charge a general
     instructional fee?            YES___         YES____
                                   NO ___         NO ____

     If yes, how much per student? _______        ________

     What expenditures are covered by these funds?  (You
     may  attach a listing.)


  II. Do you charge a materials 
      fee?                         YES___         YES____
                                   NO ___         NO ____

     If yes, how much per student? _______        _______

     What does the fee cover?  (You may attach a listing.)


  III. Do you charge any other fees
        excluding student activities? YES___      YES____
                                      NO ___      NO ____

     If yes, how much per student? _______        ________

     What do these fees cover?  (You may attach a listing.)


  Return this form by November 2, 1998.


  ____________________________          ______________________
   Superintendent's Signature                    Date


  _____________________________         ______________________
   Person Completing this Form             Telephone Number