COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 95

April 18, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Provisions for Reallocating Unused Student Slots in Regional Alternative Education Programs for 2008-2009

 

The 2008-2010 state budget adopted by the 2008 General Assembly includes provisions for reallocating unused student slots in regional alternative education programs. These provisions are as follows:

 

 

A data collection form will be sent under separate cover to the division superintendent acting as the fiscal agent for each regional alternative education program. The data collected will determine the number of unused student slots that will be available for reallocation in fiscal year 2009, and the number of unused student slots being requested by divisions. Once the Department receives the information, a reallocation process will be conducted to distribute unused student slots to requesting divisions. The process that the Department will use for determining the distribution of unused slots can be found in Attachment A.

 

The data collection to determine reallocation of student slots will be due to the Department in June 2008, and it is anticipated that the process to reallocate any unused student slots will be completed by July 2008. School divisions to be awarded additional student slots and school divisions that have slots reallocated to other divisions will be notified at that time.

 

The fiscal agent school division for the regional program will not be required to prepare and submit reimbursement requests to receive state funds in fiscal year 2009. State funds will be sent to the fiscal agent division on a semimonthly basis (i.e., the 16th and last day of the month) through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) payments. These payments will begin in fall 2008 based on the budgeted number of student slots. After the distribution of unused slots, the Department will readjust the semimonthly payments where applicable. Semimonthly payments for the program will continue through June 30, 2009.

If you have questions, please contact Diane Jay, associate director, Office of Program Administration and Accountability at (804) 225-2905, or by e-mail at Diane.Jay@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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Attachment

 

a. Provisions for Reallocating Unused Student Slots in RAE Programs for 2008-2009 (PDF)