P. O. BOX 2120
January 9, 1998


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: 1997-98 Vocational Education Entitlements and Equipment Reimbursement 

  The financial reports have been tabulated, and final state
  entitlements for Vocational Education are attached.  A payment
  will be made to school divisions on the January 15, 1998,
  electronic funds transfer (EFT) for the Occupational Prep and
  Adult funds.  

  Enclosed are reimbursement forms for Occupational
  Preparation/Technology Education equipment expenditures.  The
  completed forms should be submitted to Mrs. Patricia Brooks by
  June 12, 1998.  Reimbursement may be submitted for the
  equipment in the Recommended Equipment Approved for Vocational
  Education Programs listing, 1997 edition.  All other purchased
  equipment must have a letter of prior approval from a State
  Program Specialist.  Invoices and/or purchase orders should
  not be submitted without check numbers and dates paid.

  It is imperative that an Inventory of Equipment Purchased With
  Vocational Funds (Form NA.011) be completed for any purchased
  item with a cost of $300 or more.  Record/Item Numbers can be
  referenced to the Recommended Equipment Approved for
  Vocational Programs listing under individual program service
  number headings.  A calculator tape must be attached to each
  group of program service's purchase orders and/or invoices
  showing the total amount being claimed on the reimbursement
  request.  Reimbursement for equipment will be 50% of the total
  expenditures claimed up to your approved entitlement amount.

  Any questions concerning the entitlements may be addressed to
  Mrs. Leigh H. Williams, Budget Analyst, at (804) 225-2031.  
  Questions concerning equipment may be addressed to Mrs.
  Patricia Brooks, Accountant Senior, at (804) 371-0033.  If
  additional information is needed, please contact Dr. Neils W.
  Brooks, Director, Office of Vocational and Adult Education
  Services, at (804) 225-2847.


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