COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 049

November 17, 2006

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Tuition Certification for Governor's Schools and Foreign Language Academies

Item 135, paragraph B.30.a of the 2006-2008 appropriation act (Chapter 10, 2006 Acts of the Assembly), Special Session I) requires that school divisions certify that no tuition is assessed students to attend Academic-Year Governors Schools:

a. Out of the amounts for Governor's School Payments, the Board of Education shall provide assistance for the state share of the incremental cost of regular school year Governor's Schools based on each participating locality's composite index of local ability-to-pay. Participating school divisions must certify that no tuition is assessed students for participation in this program.

Item 135, paragraph B.30.b of the appropriation act further specifies that no tuition may be charged to public school students who participate in the Summer Residential Governors Schools or the Foreign Language Academies:

b. Out of the amounts for Governor's School Payments, the Board of Education shall provide assistance for the state share of the incremental cost of Summer Residential Governor's Schools and Foreign Language Academies to be based on the greater of the state's share of the composite index of local ability-to-pay or 50 percent. Participating school divisions must certify that no tuition is assessed students for participation in this program if they are enrolled in a public school.

A certification form is provided as Attachment A to this memorandum. Please complete this form to certify that Academic-Year Governors Schools, Summer Residential Governors Schools, and Foreign Language Academies are tuition-free for students enrolled in public schools. Please return the signed certification form by Friday, December 22, 2006, to Barbara McGonagill, Virginia Department of Education, at the following address:

 

Virginia Department of Education

Office of Middle/High School Instruction

P. O. Box 2120

Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120

 

For additional information, please contact Dr. Barbara McGonagill, principal specialist, Governors Schools and Gifted Education, by e-mail at Barbara.McGonagill@doe.virginia.gov, or telephone at (804) 225-2884.

 

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Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/adm049a.doc