COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 67
August 6, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Tuition Certification for Academic Year Governor's Schools

 
The 1999 General Assembly included language in the Appropriation Act 
that stated, "Out of the amounts for Governor's School Payments, the
Board of Education shall provide assistance for the state share of the
incremental cost of regular school year Governor's Schools, summer
Residential Governor's Schools, and Foreign Language Academies to be 
based on the greater of the composite index or fifty percent.
Participating school divisions must certify that no tuition is assessed
students for participation in this program."  (Item 141, Chapter 9354,
1999 Acts of the Assembly)  Attachment A is a form which you must 
complete providing data which will assist us in answering requests from
the General Assembly and interested persons regarding tuition for 
participation in an Academic Year Governor's School Program.

Please return the enclosed form to Barbara McGonagill at the Virginia
Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Secondary Instruction, Richmond,
Virginia 23218-2120 by September 20, 1999.  For further information,
you may call Dr. McGonagill at (804) 225-2884. 

PDS/bkm

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



ATTACHMENT


Certification of Tuition-Free Admission



Division ______________________________________


The 1999 Virginia Acts of Assembly, Chapter I, Item 141.A states:

"Out of the amounts for Governor's School Payments, the Board of
Education shall provide assistance for the state share of the 
incremental cost of regular school year Governor's Schools, Summer
Residential Governor's Schools, and Foreign Language Academies to be 
based on the greater of the composite index or fifty percent. 
Participating school divisions must certify that no tuition is 
assessed students for participation in this program."

Pursuant to this requirement, I hereby certify that my school 
division is in compliance with this language for the 1999-2000
school year.



_____________________________________           ______________
Division Superintendent's Signature             Date


Please return this form to the Virginia Department of Education
by September 20, 1999:

                Dr. Barbara McGonagill
                Governor's Schools and Gifted Education
                Secondary Instruction
                P.O. Box 2120
                Richmond, VA 23218-2120