COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 63

March 16, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Certification of Compliance with the Regulations Governing Reduction of State Aid When Length of School Term Below 180 Days or 990 Teaching Hours

 

On July 1, 2005, via Informational Superintendents Memorandum Number 131, and on November 2, 2006, via Superintendents Informational Memorandum Number 237, we notified you of changes that had been made by the General Assembly to 22.1-98 of the Code of Virginia. This Code section governs the reduction of school aid when the length of the school term is below 180 days or 990 hours. We also notified you that final regulations promulgated by the Board of Education incorporating these changes had become effective on October 1, 2006.

 

One of the changes in the Code outlined in the memos was a new requirement that the division superintendent and chairman of the local school board are required to certify the total number of teaching days and hours each year as part of their annual report to the Board of Education.

In addition, the Board of Educations Regulations Governing Reduction of State Aid When Length of School Term Below 180 Days or 990 Teaching Hours, 8 VAC 20-520-5 et seq., require that local school division superintendents certify by April 15 of each year that they have read and complied with these provisions and are implementing a plan for making up any missed time that has not been waived in accordance with the regulations. In order for you to provide the certification, we have attached a Statement Affirming Compliance with the Boards Regulations Governing Reduction of State Aid When Length of School Term Below 180 Days or 990 Teaching Hours. Please complete, sign and mail this form by April 15, 2007, to the Division of Policy and Communications, Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120 or fax it to (804) 786-5389.

 

If you have questions, please call the Office of Policy and Communications at (804) 225-2092 or e-mail to policydata@doe.virginia.gov.

 

 

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Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2007/inf063a.pdf