COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 6
January 29, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Reimbursement of Tuition for Eligible Students with Disabilities Attending Certain Regional Special Education Programs: Period Ending January 31, 1999
Enclosed are instructions and a list of certain regional special
education programs that have been approved by the state.  This
list provides the name of the approved program and the school
code number, along with the disabling condition(s) approved for
each program.  It should be noted that the disabling conditions
listed are the only ones that are presently eligible for
reimbursement.

         In the event that "NO" state funds are being
         requested for the above-listed category for
         this specific period, please mark the cover
         page "NO", and sign and return as indicated.

         NOTE:  Eligible students with disabilities being served in
approved regional programs are not eligible for ADM or other
state aid.  Reimbursement from state special education funds is
based on compliance with regulations of the Board of Education
governing the disbursement of such funds as certified by the
division superintendent.

         A Tuition Grant Extract/Report Diskette must
         be provided with the Requisition for
         Reimbursement when state funds are being
         requested for regional reimbursement.  The
         completed Requisition for Reimbursement and
         Tuition Grant Extract/Report diskette should
         be sent by March 1, 1999, to Tony Faina,
         Office of Special Education Services,
         Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120,
         Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120.

     Should you have questions, please feel free to
contact Mr. Faina at (804) 225-2700.

         PDS:kts

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