P. O. BOX 2120
June 28, 1996


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1994

  Enclosed you will find the final FY 1996 allocation tables
  for local school divisions under Title IV: Safe and Drug-Free
  Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA) of 1994. The
  purpose of the legislation is to support programs that
  prevent violence and promote school safety; that prevent the
  illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, involve parents,
  and are coordinated with related Federal, State, and
  community efforts and resources through the provision of
  Federal financial assistance.  
  The Commonwealth of Virginia will receive funds as follows:  
  VIRGINIA ALLOTMENT               $7,932,077
     Governor's Share (20%)                               $1,586,415
     Virginia Department of Education (80%)               $6,345,662
     VADOE - Programs & Administration                    $571,109
     School Divisions (70% - Entitlement)                 $4,042,187                         
     School Divisions (30% - Greatest Need)               $1,732,366
  The FY 1996 funds (70%) will be distributed on the basis of
  the 1994-95 public and private school enrollment.  The
  fourteen school divisions determined to have the greatest
  need" for additional funds (30%) to carry out drug and
  violence prevention programs will be receiving individual
  letters of notification from Dr. William C. Bosher, Jr.,
  State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
                                                ADM. SUPTS. MEMO NO. 45
  Page 2
  June 28, 1996
  It will be necessary for local school divisions to submit
  either a consolidated or an individual application for
  funding under SDFSCA. If the school division elects to
  submit an individual application, the original and one copy
  must be submitted to the Department of Education on or
  before August 30, 1996.
  Applications will undergo a peer review and approval
  process.  Notification about the review process will be
  provided to the SDFSCA school division contact persons at a
  later date.
  The 1995-96 Progress Report will be distributed at a later
  date. Report development and distribution to school
  divisions have been delayed because the nature and extent of
  required information to be reported to the U. S. Department
  of Education have not been determined.
  If you have questions, please contact Arlene D. Cundiff in
  the Office of Compensatory Programs at (804) 225-2871.
  cc:   SDFSCA School Division Contact Persons
  Enclosures:    This memo and its enclosures will be sent to
                 the superintendent's office
                 FY 1996 SDFSCA Application
                 FY 1996 School Division Allocation Tables
                 Title IV Legislation