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

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 29
June 2, 2000

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Authorization of Signatures in Absence of Superintendent - School Year 2000-2001


 Situations may occur when the division superintendent is out of the office at a 
time when his or her signature is needed.  On such occasions, persons other than 
the superintendent may be authorized by the local school board to sign documents.  
The Department of Education must be notified of such board action and the authorized 
signature must be on file in this department before we will process requests for 
reimbursements or other official actions that would normally require the division 
superintendent's signature.

Please complete the attached form to establish this authorization for the 2000-2001 
school year (July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001) and return by July 31, 2000.  If 
the superintendent is the only person authorized to sign documents, please return 
the form signed by the superintendent marked "none authorized."

For further information, please contact Mrs. Leigh H. Williams, senior budget 
analyst, at (804) 225-2025.

JLD:lw

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  			  			                                                                 SCHOOL DIVISION AND DIVISION CODE
    

	                VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

	     AUTHORIZATION OF SIGNATURES IN ABSENCE OF SUPERINTENDENT

The School Board of the County, City, or Town of _____________________________ 

at a meeting held on _______________________________  by duly recorded vote 

approved and authorized the person(s) listed below to sign all Virginia Department 

of Education reports, documents, requisitions, and other official correspondence in 

the absence of the Division Superintendent for a period beginning on  ______________.                       and ending                             .


_____________________________      _______________________________
AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE               AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE



_____________________________      _______________________________
PLEASE TYPE NAME                   PLEASE TYPE NAME


_____________________________      ________________________________
PLEASE TYPE TITLE                  PLEASE TYPE TITLE



____________________________      ________________________________
AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE		     AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE



____________________________      ________________________________
PLEASE TYPE NAME                   PLEASE TYPE NAME



___________________________       ________________________________
PLEASE TYPE TITLE                  PLEASE TYPE TITLE


This is to certify that the above action was approved and incorporated in the 
minutes of said Board on the aforementioned date.


___________________________       ______________________________________________
   DATE					 SIGNATURE OF DIVISION SUPERINTENDENT



                                  _______________________________________________
                                                    PLEASE TYPE NAME




RETURN BY JULY 31, 2000 TO:	    Mrs. Leigh H. Williams
                                    Senior Budget Analyst
                                    Virginia Department of Education
                                    P. O. Box 2120
                                    Richmond, VA 23218-2120