P. O. BOX 2120
June 5, 1998


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Report of Combined (Regular and Summer) Term Graduates, 1997-98

  The Report of Combined Term (Regular and Summer School)
  Graduates for the 1997-98 school year should  be completed
  for all secondary schools in your school division and
  returned to the Department of Education no later than
  Thursday, September 3, 1998.

  Additional information required for the School Performance
  Report Card is requested in this report (refer to
  Informational Supts. Memo. No. 53, dated April 3, 1998).

  A separate count of the number of graduates receiving the
  General Educational Development (GED) certificate and the
  number of students who did not receive a diploma or
  certificate are requested.  In addition, information is
  requested on the number of students in the International
  Baccalaureate Program and the number of graduates receiving
  International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas.

  Identification of each school division's contact person for
  1997-98 should be indicated on page 3 of the form for the
  Report of Combined Term Graduates.  This information will
  also be requested in the School Administration data
  collection in July 1998.

  If your school has no graduates, return the school form
  marked "NONE."  If there are no summer graduates to be
  reported, the report should be completed for only the
  regular term and may be returned to the Department prior to
  the due date.

  To avoid duplicate reporting, the form should not be
  completed for centers (vocational/technical, special
  education, alternative education, etc.) to which students
  who are officially enrolled at other schools travel to
  receive specialized instruction or training.

  Each contact person for the Report of Graduates should
  coordinate the collection of the forms for each school in
  the division and submit them to the Department by the due
  date.  The forms may be submitted by fax [(804) 371-8978] or
  mailed to:

                         Susie Bland
               Report of Graduates Coordinator
          Division of Management Information Systems
               Virginia Department of Education
         P. O. Box 2120, 101 N. 14th St., 22nd Floor
                Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120

  Additional graduate school forms may be obtained by calling
  (804) 225-2099.  If additional information is needed, please
  call  Ms. Bland at the number above.


  Enclosures:  A hard copy of this memo and its enclosures
               will be sent to the superintendent's office