SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 87
October 8, 1999
|FROM:||Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Additional Teachers Certification for Fiscal Year 2000 Due Date: October 20, 1999|
Funding has been appropriated to provide for the state's share of approximately 1400 additional elementary teachers in fiscal year 2000 (450 of these are continued from lst year and 950 teachers are new this year). These teachers are in addition to those funded through the Standards of Quality and K-3 Reduced Class Size payments. Participation in this program is optional. In order for any school division to receive its proportionate share of funding for these additional teachers, the superintendent must certify to the Department of Education that the additional teachers are employed. For the purposes of this funding, the Appropriation Act defines a teacher as, "any elementary classroom teacher, reading specialist, or technology specialist who has direct contact with students in the classroom." Attachment A is the certification form that must be completed and signed by the Superintendent and returned to the Department no later than October 1, 1999, indicating the intent of your division to participate. Please return the completed form to June F. Eanes, budget director, no later than October 20, 1999. Attachment B is a list of the entitlements for Fiscal Year 2000, which indicates the maximum number of teachers you may claim. Attachment C is a suggested worksheet that may be helpful in determining the number of additional teachers you are employing in fiscal year 2000. You do not have to complete this worksheet and it does not have to be returned to the Department of Education. It is for your use only. If you have questions concerning this funding, please call Daniel S. Timberlake, assistant superintendent for finance, Kent Dickey, assistant budget director, or June Eanes at (804) 225-2025. PDS:je Attachments Attachment A Certification for Additional Teachers for 1999-00 Division ________________________________________________ Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 935, 1999 Acts of Assembly, I hereby certify that additional teachers have been employed in this school division in excess of those required by the Standards of Quality or those funded by the Primary Class Size Reduction program. Further, I wish to claim the state's share of funding for _________ of these additional positions. _______________________________ ____________________ Superintendent's Signature Date Return this form to: Ms. June Eanes Budget Director Department of Education P. O. Box 2120 Richmond, VA 23218-2120 FAX (804) 225-2300 .