COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
March 20, 2009
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Section § 22.1-98 of the Code of Virginia governs the reduction of school aid when the length of the school term is below 180 days or 990 hours. This section of the Code includes a 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 Education’s 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 related to the Board’s regulations, we have attached a Statement Affirming Compliance with the Board’s 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, 2009, 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. For your convenience, you may also e-mail the completed and signed form to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions, please contact the Office of Policy and Communications at (804) 225-2092 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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a. Statement Affirming Compliance Form and Code of Virginia §22.1-98 (PDF)