Superintendent’s Memo #223-15

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

August 28, 2015

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Data Collections: Education of Children in Foster Care Reimbursement of Fiscal Year 2015 Local Costs from Fiscal Year 2016 State Funds and Remedial Summer School Funding for Fiscal Year 2016 (Summer 2015 Program)
Due Date: October 9, 2015

Chapter 665, 2015 Acts of Assembly (2015 Appropriation Act), provides state funds for the costs of prior year local operations, as determined by the Department of Education, for certain children placed in foster care.  A detailed description of state funding requirements for Education of Children in Foster Care and instructions for completing the Foster Care data collection are provided in Attachment A to this memorandum.  Attachment B contains the provisions from the appropriation act, the Code of Virginia, and Board of Education regulations pertaining to the education of children in foster care.

Due to the student-level data collected for the Foster Care reimbursement, completed Foster Care Excel files must be uploaded through the Single Sign-on for Web Systems (SSWS) portal; please see Attachment A for additional information. Also see Financial Data Collections.

Effective with the fiscal year 2016 payment, the collection of data used to calculate state payments for Remedial Summer School has been integrated into the Summer Student Record Collection (Summer SRC).  School divisions were initially notified of this change in Superintendent’s Memorandum #169-15, dated July 10, 2015.  Instructions for completing this portion of the Summer SRC are located on the department’s Web site at the following address: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/info_management/data_collection/student_record_collection/index.shtml.

Completed Excel files and signed certification forms for the Foster Care data collection are due to the department no later than October 9, 2015.

If you have any questions concerning either of these data collections, please contact budget office staff at (804) 225-2025.

SRS/cwd

Attachments:

  1. Instructions for Completing the Foster Care Data Collection (PDF)
  2. Appropriation, Statutory, and Regulation Authority for Foster Care Funding (PDF)