COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 32
May 21, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Authorization of Signatures in Absence of
  Situations may occur when the Division Superintendent is
  out of the office at a time when his or her signature is
  needed.  On such occasions, persons other than the
  superintendent may be authorized by the local school board
  to sign documents.  The Department of Education must be
  notified of such board action and the authorized signature
  must be on file in this department before we will process
  requests for reimbursements or other official actions that
  would normally require the Division Superintendent's
  signature.

  Please complete the attached form to establish this
  authorization for the 1999-00 school year (July 1, 1999
  through June 30, 2000) and return by July 30, 1999.  If the
  superintendent is the only person authorized to sign
  documents, please return the form signed by the
  superintendent marked "none authorized."

  For further information, please contact Mrs. Leigh H.
  Williams, Budget Analyst, at (804) 225-2025.

  PDS:lw

  Attachment-1:     A hard copy of this memo and its attach-
                    ment will be sent to the superintendent's
                    office.


                   SCHOOL DIVISION AND SCHOOL CODE
                   VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

       AUTHORIZATION OF SIGNATURES IN ABSENCE OF SUPERINTENDENT

     The School Board of the County, City or Town of ___________ at a
meeting held on ________________________ by duly recorded vote
approved and authorized the person(s) listed below to sign all
Virginia Department of Education reports, documents, requisitions,
and other official correspondence in the absence of the Division
Superintendent for a period beginning on ___________________________                       
and ending ____________________________.

  _________________________________          ____________________________
  AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE                       AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE

  _________________________________          ____________________________
  PLEASE TYPE NAME                            PLEASE TYPE NAME

  _________________________________          ____________________________
  PLEASE TYPE TITLE                           PLEASE TYPE TITLE


  _________________________________          ____________________________
  AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE                       AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE

  _________________________________          ____________________________
  PLEASE TYPE NAME                            PLEASE TYPE NAME

  _________________________________          ____________________________
  PLEASE TYPE TITLE                           PLEASE TYPE TITLE

     This is to certify that the above action was approved and incorporated in the
minutes of said Board on the aforementioned date.


 ______________          ___________________________________________
    Date                 SIGNATURE OF DIVISION SUPERINTENDENT

                         ___________________________________________
                         PLEASE TYPE NAME

RETURN BY JULY 30, 1999   TO:      Mrs. Leigh H. Williams
                                   Budget Analyst
                                   Virginia Department of Education
                                   P. O. Box 2120
                                   Richmond, VA 23218-2120