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

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 8
March 10, 2000

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: March 31, 2000, Average Daily Membership (ADM)


 Final entitlements for State Basic School Aid and related accounts for school year 
1999-2000 will be determined on the basis of average daily membership (ADM) through 
March 31, 2000.  Data submitted by you on the enclosed attachment will be used to 
compute this ADM.

Please review Sections 22.1-1 through 22.1-5, 22.1-101.1, 22.1-218, and 22.1-254.1, 
Code of Virginia, as amended, and all the instructions on pages 3, 4, 5, and 6 of 
the attachment prior to completion of page 2 of the attachment.  Please note that 
appropriate supporting documentation must be maintained for each line of this report
in the event a subsequent ADM audit or review is needed.  

Page 6 of the attachment is designed to adjust kindergarten ADM for those localities
operating less than full-day kindergarten classes (5 1/2 hours), and maintaining 
pupil-teacher ratios of more than 30:1.

In order for the May EFT transfer to reflect final ADM-based entitlements, it is 
important that the attachment (pages 1, 2, and 7) be completed by all school 
divisions and returned to Ms. Doris B. West, senior budget analyst, no later than 
April 7, 2000.  This report may be faxed to the Department of Education at (804) 
225-2300.  Questions may be directed to Ms. West at (804) 225-2025.

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