COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 69
August 6, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
Preliminary Maximum Basic Authorization and Supplementary 
Concentration Grants for Title I Fiscal Year 1999-2000

 
  Attached are copies of the 1999-2000 Preliminary Title I
  Maximum Basic Authorization Grant Allocations and the
  Supplementary Concentration Grants totaling $113,064,256 for
  counties, cities, and towns.  These entitlements are
  allocated to the Commonwealth of Virginia under the
  provisions of Public Law 103-382.  The U.S. Department of
  Education will allocate the total grant amounts in two
  phases:  Phase 1 - July 1, 1999 (approximately 20 percent)
  and Phase 2 - October 1, 1999 (approximately 80 percent). 
  Certain school divisions will receive concentration funds
  appropriated under Title I of the Improving America's
  Schools Act of 1994, as amended by Public Law 103-382.  This
  supplementary appropriation should be added to the Maximum
  Basic Authorization for the total amount available in the
  1999-2000 school year.  While these amounts are considered
  preliminary, only minor revisions are anticipated in the
  final appropriation.

  The Maximum Basic Authorization for 1999-2000 is subject to
  further adjustments for implementing the bypass provision of
  Section 1120 of Public Law 103-382 for services to children
  enrolled in private schools.  The Maximum Basic
  Authorization for each of the affected school divisions has
  been adjusted downward.  

  Separate accounting procedures for the Maximum Basic
  Authorization and Supplementary Concentration Grants are not
  required.  These funds may be carried over to the 2000-2001
  school year.  Project applications for 1999-2000 should be
  submitted to the appropriate Title I specialist, Office of
  Compensatory Programs, Division of Instruction.

  If you have questions, please contact George H. Irby, director,
  Office of Compensatory Programs, Division of Instruction, at
  (804) 225-2869.


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