P. O. BOX 2120

May 26, 2000


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Fiscal Year 2000 Annual School Report Workshops

 The Department of Education is offering workshops to provide training for personnel 
completing the Annual School Report for fiscal year 2000. Like last year, the 
preferred method of submission for fiscal year 2000 will be an EXCEL file.  This 
training will include:

1. Use of the EXCEL spreadsheet;
2. Submission  by e-mail to the department;
3. Collection of technology information;
4. Reporting of joint centers (vocational technical centers, special education 
   regional centers, alternative education regional programs, and academic year 
   governor's schools).

While we encourage all school divisions to send someone to one of the training 
workshops, it is not necessary if a person from your division attended the training 
last year.  Any division that did not submit last year's report in EXCEL, is 
encouraged to send at least one individual to these workshops; however, we ask that 
you limit the number of individuals attending from your division to two people, 
since the number of computers is limited.

The workshops will be held on the following dates.

1.	June 12			Abingdon, Higher Education Center
		 		(Directions to center enclosed)
				10 a.m. to Noon
                                1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (if necessary)

2.	June 13			Richmond, James Monroe Building
				Conference Room E
				1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

3.	June 14			Richmond, James Monroe Building
				Conference Room E
				10 a.m. to noon 
                                1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (if necessary)

Please complete the attached form indicating: 1) whether or not you plan to have 
someone attend a workshop; 2) the names of the individuals who will attend, and 3) 
the phone number where they can be reached.   Please fax this form to June Eanes, 
budget director, at (804) 225-2300 by June 7, 2000. If you have questions concerning 
the workshops, please contact Ms. Eanes at (804) 225-2025.