COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 1

January 7, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

 

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Transmittal of Statement of Administrative Impact and Projected Costs of Implementation for the Proposed Revisions to the Rules Governing General Educational Development Certificates

 

Attached is a copy of the Revised Revisions Governing General Educational Development Certificates, as approved by the Board of Education on November 17, 2004.

 

As part of its responsibilities for promulgating new regulations or revisions to existing regulations, the Board of Education is required to develop a statement of the administrative impact and the projected costs of implementing and complying with such regulations. The Board and the Department of Education are required to send a copy of the statement to each division superintendent. (See 22.1-17 of the Code of Virginia.) The Governors introduced budget contains $250,000 in additional funding in fiscal year 2006 to offset the difference in the current fees charged by testing centers and the costs paid to the testing company for each test. If approved by the General Assembly, these funds would be available effective July 1, 2005.

If you have any questions, please contact Robert MacGillivray (Robert.MacGillivray@doe.virginia.gov), GED and assessment specialist, at (804) 371-2333.

 

JLD/EH/gjm

 

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2005/inf001a.pdf