COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 52
July 2, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Collection of Data Relative to Compliance with the Standards of Quality for 1998-99
Each year as a part of the Annual Report to the General Assembly 
on the conditions and needs of public education in Virginia, the 
Board of Education is required to report the level of compliance 
by local school divisions with the requirements of the Standards 
of Quality.  This requirement is in response to Section 22.1-18 of 
the Code of Virginia.  The information required to prepare this 
report is not available to the Department of Education from other 
sources.

Please review the standards and the indicators (a list of 
standards indicators, Attachment B, is enclosed for your 
reference), and report on Attachment A your division's level of 
compliance with the standards. For each item listed on Attachment 
A that you determine your division is not in full compliance, 
provide a brief corrective action plan for complying with the 
requirement.  Our purpose in receiving this information is to 
report accurate information to the Board of Education and the 
General Assembly, as well as to assist you in your efforts to be 
in compliance with all applicable standards.  Please return 
Attachment A with any required corrective action plans as 
indicated on or before August 16, 1999. 

If you have questions regarding this request, please do not 
hesitate to contact Charles W. Finley, director of accreditation, 
804-786-9421 or by e-mail to cfinley@pen.k12.va.us.

PDS/cwf
Attachments:    A hard copy of this memo and its attachment
                will be sent to the superintendent's office.

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SUPTS. MEMO. NO.  52
ATTACHMENT A
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

AFFIDAVIT AFFIRMING COMPLIANCE
WITH THE STANDARDS OF QUALITY

SCHOOL YEAR 1998-99

INSTRUCTIONS:  Annual monitoring of local school division
compliance with the Standards of Quality is required by 
statute.  This information is used to prepare, in part, 
the Board of Education Annual Report to the 
General Assembly. Please check the appropriate statement, 
add any information necessary, sign the form and return 
it to the address below on or before August 16, 1999.


School Division ______________________________________

CHECK ONE

We certify that the above identified school division is 
in full compliance with the requirements of Section 
22.1-253.13:1 et. seq. of the Code of Virginia (Standards
of Quality for Public Schools in Virginia).


We certify that the above identified school division is 
in full compliance with the requirements of Section
22.1-253.13:1 et. seq. of the Code of Virginia (Standards 
of Quality for Public Schools in Virginia) 
with the exceptions listed below:















Attach a brief corrective action plan for each non-compliance item listed above.


Signature  ______________________________________ 
Chairman, School Board


Signature  ______________________________________ 
Division Superintendent


RETURN TO:
Charles W. Finley
Director of Accreditation
Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120