COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 242

December 9, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2005 Triennial Census Count

 

In accordance with the provisions of Sections 22.1-281 through 22.1-286, Code of Virginia, and Chapter 951, 2005 Acts of Assembly (2004-2006 appropriation act), data related to the 2005 triennial census count have been collected by the Department of Education. The triennial census count is used to distribute the estimated one and one-eighth percent state sales and use tax proceeds to school divisions as part of the Basic Aid funding formula. For fiscal year 2006, the estimated sales tax allocation used in the Basic Aid formula will be based on averaging the 2002 and 2005 triennial census counts.

 

With respect to the distribution of actual cash sales tax proceeds that are paid to school divisions, the 2002 triennial census count will be used for distributing actual sales tax proceeds through December 31, 2005. The 2005 triennial census count will be used for the distribution of actual sales tax proceeds beginning with the January 16, 2006, electronic funds transfer and continuing through the end of fiscal year 2006. The 2005 triennial census count will also be used to distribute sales tax proceeds in fiscal year 2007 and fiscal year 2008.

 

The 2005 triennial school census count is shown in comparison to the 2002 triennial school census count in Attachment A. School census data is also available on the Department of Education Web site at:

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Publications/rep_page.htm

 

If you have any questions concerning this information, please contact Dan Timberlake, assistant superintendent for finance, or budget office staff at (804) 225-2025.

 

JLD/kcd

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2005/inf242a.pdf