COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 73
October 30, 1998

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Tuition Certification for Academic Year Governor's Schools

 
  The 1998 General Assembly included language in the
  Appropriation Act that stated, "Out of the amounts for
  Governor's School payments,the Board of Education shall
  provide assistance for the state share of the incremental
  cost of regular school year Governor's Schools, Summer
  Residential Governor's Schools, and Foreign Language
  Academies to be based on the greater of the composite
  index or fifty percent.  Participating school divisions
  must certify that no tuition is assessed students for
  participation in this program." (1998 Virginia Acts of
  Assembly, Special Session I, Chapter I, Item 144.A.) 
  Information obtained from the attachment will assist us
  in answering requests from the General Assembly and
  interested persons regarding tuition for participation in
  an Academic Year Governor's School Program.

  Please complete the attachment and return to Janie Craig
  at the Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120,
  Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120 by November 20, 1998. For
  further information, you may call Janie Craig at (804)
  225-2884.

  PDS/jc  

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


                         Attachment 



  Certification of Tuition-Free Admission




  Division __________________________________________



  The 1998 Virginia Acts of Assembly, Special Session I,
  Chapter I, Item 144.A states:

  "Out of the amounts for Governor's School Payments, the
  Board of Education shall provide assistance for the state
  share of the incremental cost of regular school year
  Governor's Schools, Summer Residential Governor's
  Schools, and Foreign Language Academies to be based on
  the greater of the composite index or fifty percent. 
  Participating school divisions must certify that no
  tuition is assessed students for participation in this
  program."

  Pursuant to this requirement, I hereby certify that my
  school division is in compliance with this language for
  the 1998-99 school year.



  _____________________________________           _____  
  Division Superintendent's Signature              Date     




  Return this form to:   Dr. Janie Craig
                         Department of Education
                         P. O. Box 2120
                         Richmond, Virginia  23218-2120