COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 79
December 4, 1998

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Preliminary FY 1999-2000 School Division Allocations Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1994

 
  Enclosed you will find the preliminary FY 1999 allocation
  tables for school divisions.  These preliminary figures
  are provided to assist with planning for the 1999-2000
  school year.  Tentative allocations for the Commonwealth
  of Virginia are as follows:           


     Governor's Share                        $1,604,525
       (20%)
     Virginia Department of Education        $6,418,102
     (80%)

     Total Virginia Allotment                $8,022,627



     Virginia Department of Education:
     Programs &                              $  577,629
     Administration

     School Divisions                        $4,088,331
       (70% - Entitlement)

     School Divisions                        $1,752,142
       (30% - Greatest Need)

     Total to Virginia Department       
     of Education                            $6,418,102

  The 1999 appropriations bill for the U.S. Department of
  Education provided for a total of $566 million in FY 1999
  for Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
  (SDFSCA) Programs.  Specifically, Congress provided $441
  million for SDFSCA state and local grants, and $125
  million for SDFSCA national programs.

  Language in the report accompanying the FY 1999
  appropriations bill directs the Secretary of Education to
  use $35 million of the national program funds for a new
  middle school coordinator initiative. Grants will be
  awarded to local educational agencies to support the
  recruitment, training, and employment of drug and school
  safety coordinators at middle schools with the worst
  drug, discipline, and violence problems.  An additional
  $60 million is provided for targeted, competitive grants
  to local educational agencies for activities that promote
  safe and drug-free learning environments for students.

  The enclosed tables provide estimates of school division
  allocations under SDFSCA state grants at the level
  appropriated by Congress.  There is a possibility that
  the amounts may be revised if updated population data
  from the Census Bureau becomes available to the U.S.
  Department of Education in 1999.  Final notification of
  allocations will be made to school divisions after the
  amounts have been confirmed by the U.S. Department of
  Education.

  If you have questions, please contact Arlene D. Cundiff
  in the Office of Compensatory Programs at (804) 225-2871.

  PDS/saj

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

  c: SDFSCA School Division Coordinators