COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 13
March 12, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: March 31, 1999 Average Daily Membership (ADM)
  Final entitlements of State Basic School Aid and related
  accounts for school year 1998-99 will be determined on the
  basis of average daily membership (ADM) through March 31,
  1999.  Data submitted by you on the enclosed attachment
  will be used to compute this ADM.                         

  Please review Sections 22.1-1 through 22.1-5, 22.1-101.1,
  and 22.1-218, Code of Virginia, as amended, and all the
  instructions on pages 3, 4 and 5 of the attachment prior to
  completion of page 2 of the attachment.  Please note that
  appropriate supporting documentation must be maintained for
  each line of this report in the event a subsequent ADM
  audit or review is needed.  

  Page 6 of the attachment is designed to adjust kindergarten
  ADM for those localities operating less than full-day
  kindergarten classes (5 1/2 hours), and maintaining pupil-
  teacher ratios of more than 30:1.

  In order for the May EFT transfer to reflect final ADM-based 
  entitlements, it is important that the attachment
  (pages 1, 2, and 6) be completed by all school divisions
  and returned to Ms. Doris B. West, Senior Budget Analyst,
  no later than April 9, 1999.  This report may be faxed to
  the Department on (804) 225-2300.  Questions may be
  directed to Ms. West at (804) 225-2025.

  PDS:dw

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