P. O. BOX 2120
November 13, 1998


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Virginia Statistics on School Personnel for the 1998-99 School Year

  On September 16, 1994, SUPTS. MEMO NO. 142 was
  distributed to school divisions announcing that the
  Teacher Daily Assignment (TDA) forms were being
  discontinued as the source for collecting essential data
  relative to the teaching force in Virginia.  That memo
  also indicated that periodically it may be necessary to
  request selected data on the teaching force that should
  be available from your central office files and should
  not require classroom teachers and other employees to
  complete TDA forms.  This memorandum requests statistics
  on school personnel for the 1998-99 school year needed by
  the "Citizens Advisory Task Force" of the General
  Assembly's Commission on Access and Diversity in Higher
  Education in Virginia.

  The "Citizens Advisory Task Force" is chaired by the
  Commission's vice chair, Senator Emily Couric,
  Charlottesville.  Other members of the General Assembly
  on the task force include Senator John S. Edwards,
  Roanoke; Delegate Mary T. Christian, ex officio, Hampton;
  and Delegate James H. Dillard, II, Fairfax.  The data
  requested on the attached survey are essential for the
  task force to complete its report by December 15, 1998.

  Please provide the requested information for your school
  division for the 1998-99 school year to the Department of
  Education on or before December 1, 1998.  Personnel in
  the Department will compile the data for the commission's
  Citizen Advisory Task Force between December 1 and
  December 15.  If you have questions or require additional
  information about this request, please do not hesitate to
  contact Dr. Thomas A. Elliott, Assistant Superintendent
  for Teacher Education and Licensure, at (804) 371-2522.


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

  c:   Directors of Human Resources