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

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 12
January 21, 2000

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Report of Teacher Salary Survey


Administrative Supts. Memo No. 83, dated September 24, 1999, requested each school 
division to provide information on average classroom teacher salaries for the fiscal
year 2000. The attached report reflects the data submitted to the Department of 
Education.  
  
A salary increase for teachers is not mandated for the fiscal year 2000; however, a 
supplement of 6 percent effective January 4, 2000, was appropriated and is available
to school divisions that agree to provide an equivalent salary increase. The General
Assembly also specified that the average classroom teachers' salary continues to be 
the measure for comparing Virginia with other states at the national level.

The attached report has been provided to the chairman of the House Appropriations and
Senate Finance Committees and to the state Board of Education.  Please review the 
attached report and address any questions to Ms. Doris West or Ms. June Eanes at 
(804) 225-2025.

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Attachment:	A hard copy of this memo and its attachment
	        will be sent to the superintendent's office.