COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 34

June 7, 2002

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2002-2003 Fee Approval for the Laboratory Phase of Driver Education

 

We need your assistance with the completion of the 2002-2003 Fee Approval Application, Attachment A, for the laboratory phase of driver education.

 

Pursuant to Item 143.C.2.e, Chapter 814, 2002 Acts of Assembly, to be eligible to charge a fee for the laboratory phase of driver education during the regular school term, the fee charged, plus the per pupil reimbursement from basic aid, must not exceed the average per pupil cost. The "average per pupil cost" for laboratory instruction is based on your previous years regular term program costs.

 

The in-car student information submitted on your schools status questionnaires and the driver education basic aid distribution information provided on Attachment B should be used to calculate the 2001-2002 per pupil state basic aid reimbursement for in-car instruction during the regular school year.

 

Charging a fee for the laboratory phase of driver education is a local school board option, and has no impact on the fee charged for summer school driver education programs. Summer school fees will not result in a pro rata reduction in basic aid.

 

Please complete Attachment A with the 2002-2003 regular school term in-car fee information. We would appreciate receiving this information no later than July 5, 2002. If you have questions, please contact Vanessa C. Wigand (vwigand@pen.k12.va.us) at (804) 225-3300.

 

JDL/VCW/jbn

 

Attachments

 

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/adm034a.pdf

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/adm034b.pdf