COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 51

November 30, 2007

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 C.30.a, Chapter 847, 2007 Acts of the Assembly 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 C.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, January 11, 2008, to Helen Small, Virginia Department of Education, at the following address:

 

Helen Small

Specialist for Foreign Languages

Virginia Department of Education

Office of Middle/High School Instruction

P. O. Box 2120

Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120

 

For additional information, please contact Helen Small, specialist for foreign languages, at (804) 225-3666 or Helen.Small@doe.virginia.gov.

 

BKCJr/HS/yba

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2007/adm051a.doc