COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 53

December 14, 2007

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2008 Triennial School Census

 

Due: August 15, 2008

 

In accordance with the provisions of Section 22.1-281 through 22.1-286 of the Code of Virginia, January 1 through July 15, 2008, is designated as the period during which the 2008 Triennial School Census will be conducted and completed. The Department of Education must receive your summary of census returns no later than August 15, 2008.

 

The triennial census count is used to distribute the estimated one percent state sales and use tax proceeds to school divisions as a part of the Basic Aid funding formula.

 

School divisions will be required to submit a summary count of all persons ages 5-19 residing in their respective counties, cities, and towns. This single statistic will be reported to the department via the Educational Registry Application in Single Sign-on for Web Systems (SSWS). Division superintendents are required to sign a verification report indicating the census count is correct as submitted to the department.

 

Historical school census data is available on the Department of Education website at:

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

 

If you have any questions concerning this information, please contact RESULTSHELP@doe.virginia.gov or call 804-786-3112, option 4.

 

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