COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 65
July 30, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Certifications for Certain State Funds in Fiscal Year 2000

 
Regulatory Supts. Memo No. 1, dated March 3, 1999, provided
information on state accounts that require certifications in
order to receive the funding.  The purpose of this memorandum
is to provide you with the required certification forms for some
of those accounts.  Other accounts, which require a more detailed
submission/application, will be communicated through other
individual superintendents' memoranda.  This memorandum includes:

1. School Construction Funds - Funds may be used for additions,
renovations, infrastructure, site acquisition, construction,
and debt service for projects completed within the previous
10 years.  These are projects that were completed since FY 1990
(inclusive).  Attachment A requests information on actual
expenditures for fiscal year 1998-99 and estimated expenditures
for fiscal year 1999-00.

2. Lottery Funds - Attachment B is the certification required for
receipt of the Lottery Funds for fiscal year 1999-00.  After this
certification has been signed and returned to the Department of
Education, payments will be transmitted on a bi-monthly basis.

3. At Risk - Attachment C should be signed to certify that state
and local shares of the at-risk payment are being used to support 
approved programs for students who are educationally at-risk in
fiscal year 1999-00.  

4. Salary Supplement - Signing Attachment D certifies that the 
average classroom teacher salary has been improved by at least 
6.00% for fiscal year 1999-00.   Upon receipt of the certification,
payments will be sent bi-monthly beginning in January, 2000.

The certification form for additional teachers will be sent to
school divisions along with the K-3 Primary Class Size Reduction
form at the end of September.  These forms require you to use fall
membership data.

The enclosed certifications must be signed and returned to 
Ms. June Eanes, budget director, by August 20, 1999. 
If you have any questions concerning these certifications,
please call Ms. Eanes at (804) 225-2025.  

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