COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 147
July 30, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
 
Award Amounts for Replacement of Administrative and Student 
Management Information System ("Component D"), VPSA School
Equipment Financing-Notes Educational Technology Issue VI

 
The Department of Education has completed determining
eligibility of schools and school division central offices for
participation in Component D, of Educational Technology Issue VI,
VPSA School Equipment Financing Notes. Anticipated award amounts
are attached for your information and planning purposes.

School divisions, individually or collectively, are free to select
and purchase new student information software products meeting
their individual needs.  The Department of Education has requested
the Department of General Services to establish a state contract
list for student information management software products. 
We expect this list to be published this fall, and we will keep
you informed regarding this initiative.  Please note that the 
VPSA program also permits reimbursement for hardware necessary to
run new student information management software. Please refer
to page 3 of Administrative Superintendent's Memorandum Number 26,
April 30, 1999, for requirements to purchase software and hardware.

If you have questions relating to the financing or determination 
of qualifying reimbursements under federal or state law, please
call Mrs. June Eanes, budget director, or Brian Logwood, 
education finance specialist, at (804) 225-2025.  Questions
relating to the technology program, items that may be purchased
from these proceeds, or allocation methodology for the 
administrative and student management information systems should 
be directed to Lan Neugent, assistant superintendent, Division of
Technology, at (804) 225-2757.

PDS/mc
Enclosure