COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 167
September 10, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Registration of 18-Year-Old Males with Selective Service


Federal law requires that all 18-year-old males register 
with Selective Service.  Individuals who fail to do so can 
lose their rights to state and federal student assistance 
funds and government employment.

We have been informed by Brigadier General (Ret.) Manuel R. 
Flores, Virginia state director of Selective Service, that 
73 percent of public high schools have appointed registrars 
to help students with the registration process.  I know 
that he appreciates your assistance.  Although the 
percentage of schools with registrars has increased from 52 
percent in 1998, some 27 percent of high schools still do 
not have registrars, which is a matter of great concern to 
Selective Service officials.  Your help in dealing with 
this problem is requested.

The Selective Service System is planning a major nationwide 
registration effort in November, and I hope that all high 
school principals will assign personnel to serve as 
registrars to provide the assistance needed for Selective 
Service registration.  With this thought in mind, this memo 
is being sent to school divisions to emphasize the 
importance of  providing the assistance needed by the 
Selective Service System.

Additional information may be obtained from General Flores 
at (804) 748-6912, or by writing to the Region II Selective 
Service Office, 803 Walker Street, Marietta, Georgia 30060-
2731, or by calling (770) 590-6602.

PDS/jd