COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 59
July 16, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Standards of Learning Instructional Materials

 
  The Appropriation Act for fiscal year 2000 includes
  $12,541,015 for incentive payments to school divisions to
  assist in implementing the Standards of Learning.  Funds
  shall be used to purchase textbooks and/or instructional
  materials that are related to the Standards of Learning. 
  Payments to school divisions shall be based on the state
  share of $20 per student in adjusted average daily
  membership and shall be made to any school division that
  certifies to the Department of Education that such funds
  will be used to purchase textbooks and/or instructional
  materials that support implementation of the Standards of
  Learning.  The certification shall include a description of
  the purpose for which the funds will be used.  Localities
  receiving the incentive payments are required to match these
  funds based on the Composite Index of Local Ability to Pay.

  Divisions interested in receiving incentive payments to
  assist in implementing the Standards of Learning should
  complete the attached form and submit it to Jo Lynne DeMary
  by September 15, 1999.  If you have questions or need
  additional clarification, please contact Dr. DeMary by phone
  at (804) 225-3252, by fax at (804) 692-3163, or by E-mail at
  jdemary@pen.k12.va.us.

  PDS/JLD/jj

                         CERTIFICATION
               VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
        STANDARDS OF LEARNING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS


  School Division  ___________________________________________

  Contact Person   _____________________  Title ______________

  Telephone (    ) _____________________  FAX   ______________

  Description of Use of Funds:



















                         State Funding Requested $         

                            Required Local Match $         




_______________________________________            _______
   Division Superintendent or Designee               Date

       DO NOT COMPLETE INFORMATION BELOW - DOE USE ONLY
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  Approved by:                           Date:                 


       Return Completed Form by September 15, 1999 to:

                       Jo Lynne DeMary
           Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
               Virginia Department of Education
                        P. O. Box 2120
                   Richmond, VA 23218-2120