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

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 51
March 17, 2000

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Student Accounting System Draft Standards


 The Department of Education plans to publish student entry and withdrawal codes and 
definitions for voluntary use by school divisions in maintaining information on 
students entering and leaving Virginia public schools.  The new codes will provide 
additional options for recording information on enrollment in and withdrawal from 
Virginia schools.

Draft entry and withdrawal codes and definitions are now available for your review and
comment on our website http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Publications/draftcodes.html.  
This draft incorporates standards published by the National Center for Education 
Statistics and was developed with the assistance of school division representatives.
We welcome your suggestions for improving this draft.  Please submit all suggestions
to Mr. Jerry Mathews (mailto:jmathews@pen.k12.va.us) no later than June 1, 2000.  
We will consider all suggestions received and expect to publish suggested standards 
by July 1, 2000.

Questions concerning the draft should also be directed to Mr. Mathews at 804/225-2950.

JLD/JM/mc