COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 14
January 19, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: 1997-98 School Division Dropout Rates
  Enclosed you will find 1997-98 dropout rates computed for
  Virginia public school divisions.  We sincerely
  appreciate the significant role played by local school
  division personnel in reducing Virginia's dropout rate
  and preparing these statistics for release.

  This report is also available on the Department's website
  at the following address:  www.pen.k12.va.us.  Follow the
  links from the "Data and Publications" button.

  Inquiries regarding this report should be addressed to
  Mona N. Mallory, Virginia Department of Education, Office
  of Management Information Systems, P. O. Box 2120,
  Richmond, Virginia, 23218-2120, via VA.PEN at
  mmallory@pen.k12.va.us., or by calling (804) 225-2949.


  Enclosure: A hard copy of this memo and its attach-
             ment will be sent to the superintendent's
             office.

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