COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 7

July 11, 2003

REGULATORY

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Fee for the Laboratory Phase of Driver Education

 

Item 147.C.2.e.2, Chapter 1042, 2003 Acts of Assembly states: Local school boards may charge a per pupil fee for behind-the-wheel driver education provided, however, that the fee charged plus the per pupil basic aid reimbursement for driver education shall not exceed the actual average per pupil cost . . . Pursuant to this item, only fees approved by the Board of Education may be collected for the behind-the-wheel phase of driver education taught during the regular school term. Fees charged for the summer school driver education program continue to be authorized without prior approval from the Department of Education. To ensure compliance with state regulations, all school divisions must submit by October 3, 2003, Attachment A, which can be downloaded from /administrators/superintendents_memos/2003/reg007a.pdf.

 

To request approval to charge a fee for behind-the-wheel driver education taught during the regular 2003-2004 school term, please complete Parts I through III of Attachment A. The fee charged, plus the calculated per pupil reimbursement from basic aid, must not exceed the average per pupil cost. Attachment B which can be downloaded from /administrators/superintendents_memos/2003/reg007b.pdf provides basic aid payments to be distributed.

 

To report that your school division will not charge a fee for behind-the-wheel driver education during the regular 2003-2004 school term, complete only Parts II and III of Attachment A.

 

If you have any questions and/or concerns about charging a fee for the laboratory phase of driver education, please contact Marie Williams (mwilliams@mail.vak12ed.edu),director of accounting, at (804) 225-2040.

 

JLD/MGW/da

 

Attachment

 

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2003/reg007a.pdf

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2003/reg007b.pdf