COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 16
March 26, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Requisition for Supplies - Virginia School Bus Safe Driving Awards Program
  The attached EB.026 Form, "Requisition for Supplies-Virginia
  School Bus Safe Driving Awards Program," should be submitted
  when ordering school bus safe driving award items. There is no
  charge for the basic safe driving award certificates and
  cards; however, there is a charge for the numbered year
  panels, patches, lapel pins, and key chains.  

                            PRICES FOR EACH ITEM

  Numbered  Patches  2 Yr   Bronze  Silver  Gold   Bronze  Silver Gold
  yr                 Panel  5 yr    10 yr   15 yr  5 yr    10 yr  15 yr
  panels               &    Lapel   Lapel   Lapel  Lapel   Key    Key
                     Patch  Pin     Pin     Pin    Pin     Chain  Chain

  $0.25     $0.50    $0.75  $2.00   $2.00   $3.00  $2.00   $2.00  $3.00 

                 LAPEL PINS AND KEY CHAINS ARE OPTIONAL


  First year recipients will receive only a certificate and
  card.   Second year recipients will receive a certificate,
  card, numbered year panel, and a patch.  All other recipients
  will receive a certificate, card, and appropriate numbered
  year panel.

  All requirements for participation in the Virginia School Bus
  Safe Driving Awards Program by the school division and
  eligibility for drivers, as set forth in the program guide,
  must be met prior to the presentation of these awards.  The
  awards program is now in its nineteenth year.   Only first
  through nineteenth year awards or additional shoulder patches
  can be ordered for the 1998-99 school year.  Please do not
  order additional number panels or certificates as backup
  stock.  Orders will be shipped and invoiced as soon as
  possible after receipt of the requisition form.  Please allow
  two weeks for delivery. 

  Most deliveries will be made by United Parcel Service (UPS);
  therefore, please make certain that  the mailing label is
  completed on the requisition form for UPS delivery.  UPS will
  not deliver to a post office box.  Upon receipt of the award
  items, please open and inventory immediately.

  Requests for more information on the awards program or
  supplies, should be directed to Robert F. Cere, Jr. at
  804/225-2037.


  PDS/rfc

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