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january 2006

january 3
commission on civics education
time location details
2:00 pm house room d in the general assembly building in richmond minutes
contact:
dr. beverly thurston, specialist for history/social science and textbook adopion, virginia departmrnt of education; 804/ 225-2893; beverly.thurston@doe.virginia.gov

january 5
board of education's student advisory committee
time location details
10:00 am crowne plaza, 555 east canal street, richmond the meeting is open to the public; however, this is a working session and public comment will not be received at this time.
minutes
contact: margaret roberts, executive assistant to the board of education, p.o. box 2120, richmond, va 23218; telephone 804/225/2540; margaret.roberts@doe.virginia.gov

january 10
p-16 education council
time location details
2:00 pm house room 1 (old location was governor's cabinet meeting room) patrick henry building capitol square richmond, va 23219 contact: office of the secretary of education at 804/ 786-1151

january 11
board of education business meeting
time location details
9:00 am conference rooms d and e in the james monroe building at 101 north 14th street, richmond, virginia. agenda
minutes

contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

january 11
board of education public hearing to solicit comments on the proposed revised standards of learning for fine arts
time location details
10:30 am james monroe building, 101 n. 14th street, richmond, va 23219 the hearing will be held immediately following the adjournment of the board of education business meeting. registration of speakers will begin at 10:30 a.m. speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the board of education. comments may also be mailed by february 6, 2006, to cheryle c. gardner, principal specialist of fine arts, office of middle and high school instruction, p. o. box 2120, richmond, va 23218-2120. contact:cheryle c. gardner (cherry.gardner@doe.virginia.gov) at (804) 225-2881

january 11 -13
state special education advisory committee (sseac)
time location details
see agenda crowne plaza richmond west hotel 6531 west broad street richmond, va 23230 phone (804) 285-9951 agenda
minutes
contact:ms. ossie lawrence, olawrenc@mail.vak12ed.edu or by phone: 804-225-2932 voice, 800-422-1098 tdd

january 17
board of education has scheduled five public hearings on standards of accreditation
time locations details
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm highland springs high school auditorium
15 s oak ave
highland springs, va 23075
(804) 328-4000

george wythe high school auditorium
1 maroon way
wytheville, va 24382
(276) 228-3157

waynesboro high school bandroom
1200 west main street
waynesboro, virginia 22980
(540) 946-4616

jolliff middle school auditorium
1021 jolliff road
chesapeake, va 23321
phone: 757.465.5246

leesburg elementary school auditorium
323 plaza st ne
leesburg, va 20176
(703) 771-6720

persons who wish to speak will be asked to register at the door. registration will begin at 6:45 pm. the time limit will be three minutes maximum per speaker, and all speakers are urged to provide at least one written copy of their remarks.

written comment on the proposed revisions is encouraged and may be submitted by mail, e-mail, or fax to the following:

mrs. anne d. wescott, assistant superintendent for policy and communications
virginia department of education
p.o. box 2120
richmond, va 23218-2120
policy@doe.virginia.gov
fax: 804/ 786-5389

the deadline for written comment is january 31, 2006.

the proposed revisions may be viewed here.

a summary of the proposed changes may be viewed here.

contact:margaret roberts, executive assistant to the board of education, (804) 225-2924; margaret.roberts@doe.virginia.gov

january 26
board of education public hearing to solicit comments on the proposed revised standards of learning for fine arts
time location details
6:30 pm galax high school, 200 maroon tide drive, galax, va 24333 the hearing will be held at 7p.m. registration of speakers will begin at 6:30 p.m. speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the board of education. comments may also be mailed by february 26, 2006, to cheryle c. gardner, principal specialist of fine arts, office of middle and high school instruction, p. o. box 2120, richmond, va 23218-2120. contact:cheryle c. gardner (cherry.gardner@doe.virginia.gov) at (804) 225-2881

february 2006

february 6
advisory board on teacher education and licensure (abtel)
time location details
9:00 am richmond marriott west, 4240 dominion boulevard, glen allen, va 23060, (804) 965-9500, salon b agenda and minutes
contact: patty pitts, director of teacher licensure at the department of education; 804/ 371-2471; patty.pitts@doe.virginia.gov

february 14
board of education student advisory committee
time location details
10:00 am crowne plaza, 555 canal street, richmond, va. the meeting is a working session and open to the public. public comment will not be received at this time.
minutes
contact: margaret roberts, executive assistant to the board of education, p.o. box 2120, richmond, va 23218; 804/ 225-2924; fax: 804/ 225-2524; margaret.roberts@doe.virginia.gov

february 14
board of education committee on lowest-performing school divisions
time location details
3:30 pm conference rooms c and d in the james monroe building, 101 n. 14th street, richmond the meeting is a working session and open to the public. public comment will not be received at this time.
minutes
contact: margaret roberts, executive assistant to the board of education, p.o. box 2120, richmond, va 23218; 804/ 225-2924; fax: 804/ 225-2524; margaret.roberts@doe.virginia.gov

february 15
board of education business meeting
time location details
9:00 am conference rooms c and d in the james monroe building at 101 north 14th street, richmond, virginia. public comment will be received.
agenda and minutes
contact: margaret roberts, executive assistant to the board of education, p.o. box 2120, richmond, va 23218; 804/ 225-2924; fax: 804/ 225-2524; margaret.roberts@doe.virginia.gov

march 2006

march 10
virginia advisory committee for the education of the gifted
time location details
10:00 am appomattox regional governor’ school, 512 west washington street, petersburg, va (804-722-0200) agenda and minutes
public comments will be received. groups or individuals wishing to speak to the vaceg are urged to register in advance with barbara mcgonagill, (barbara.mcgonagill@doe.virginia.gov). individuals are given three minutes to speak; officers or spokespersons for organizations are given five minutes to speak.

march 20
advisory board on teacher education and licensure (abtel)
time location details
9:00 am harris hall at the campus of virginia state university, one hayden drive, petersburg, virginia 23806, (804) 524-5930 agenda and minutes
contact: patty pitts, director of teacher licensure at the department of education; 804/ 371-2471; patty.pitts@doe.virginia.gov

march 22
board of education business meeting
time location details
9:00 am conference rooms d and e in the james monroe building at 101 north 14th street, richmond, virginia. agenda and minutes
contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

march 29
p-16 education council meeting
time location details
1:00 pm

commerce & trade conference room, 4th floor, patrick henry bldg.,
1111 east broad st. richmond va 23219

contact: kendall tyree, 804-692-2550.

march 29-31
grades 5 and 6 reading standard setting committee
grades 3 and 4 mathematics standard setting committee
grades 7 and 8 mathematics standard setting committee
time location details
8:30 am doubletree hotel richmond airport, 5501 eubank road, sandston, virginia. the meetings will be closed executive sessions; therefore, public comment will not be accepted at this time. contact: ms. shelley loving-ryder, assistant superintendent, division of assessment and reporting, virginia department of education, post office box 2120, richmond, va 23218-2120; e-mail to darfax@doe.virginia.gov or by phone: (804) 225-2102.

april 2006

april 3-5
grades 3 and 4 reading standard setting committee
grades 7 and 8 reading standard setting committee
grades 5 and 6 mathematics standard setting committee
time location details
8:30 am doubletree hotel richmond airport, 5501 eubank road, sandston, virginia. the meetings will be closed executive sessions; therefore, public comment will not be accepted at this time. contact: ms. shelley loving-ryder, assistant superintendent, division of assessment and reporting, virginia department of education, post office box 2120, richmond, va 23218-2120; e-mail to darfax@doe.virginia.gov or by phone: (804) 225-2102.

april 24
advisory board on teacher education and licensure (abtel)
time location details
9:00 am richmond marriott west hotel 4240 dominion boulevard glen allen va 23060 (804) 965-9500 agenda and minutes
contact: patty pitts, director of teacher licensure at the department of education; 804/ 371-2471; patty.pitts@doe.virginia.gov

april 25
board of education's student advisory committee
time location details
10:00 am crowne plaza hotel, 555 canal street, richmond minutes
the student advisory committee will meet to discuss its findings and recommendations to be presented to the board of education on april 26, 2006. contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

april 26-27
board of education business meeting and annual planning session
time location details
9:00 am conference rooms d and e, off the main lobby in the james monroe building, 101 north 14th street, richmond agenda and minutes
the business session will convene on wednesday morning, april 26, beginning at 9:00 am. following the adjournment of the business agenda, the board will convene for its annual planning session. the meeting will adjourn on wednesday at approximately 3:00 pm and will reconvene at 9:00 am on thursday. it is anticipated that the planning session will adjourn by 1:00 pm on thursday. important note: governor kaine is scheduled to address the board of education at 9:00 am on wednesday, april 26. we request that persons arrive at the meeting a few minutes early in order to get a seat prior to the governor's arrival. thank you for your cooperation. contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

april 26-28
state special education advisory committee (sseac)
time location details
see agenda martha washington inn 150 west main street abingdon, va 24210 phone (276) 628-3161 agenda
contact:ms. ossie lawrence at ossie.lawrence@doe.virginia.gov or by phone: 804-225-2932 voice; 800-422-1098 tdd by april 3, 2006.

may 2006

may 8-12
virginia alternate assessment program standard setting committees for the elementary, middle, and high school levels
time location details
8:30 am holiday inn select koger south conference center, 1021 koger center boulevard, richmond, virginia the meetings will be closed executive sessions; therefore, public comment will not be received at this time. contact: ms. shelley loving-ryder, assistant superintendent, division of assessment and reporting, virginia department of education, post office box 2120, richmond, va 23218-2120; e-mail to darfax@doe.virginia.gov or by phone: (804) 225-2102.

may 11-12
grade 5 writing standard setting committee
grade 8 writing standard setting committee
time location details
8:30 am doubletree hotel richmond airport, 5501 eubank road, sandston, virginia. the meetings will be closed executive sessions; therefore, public comment will not be accepted at this time.
minutes
contact: ms. shelley loving-ryder, assistant superintendent, division of assessment and reporting, virginia department of education, post office box 2120, richmond, va 23218-2120; e-mail to darfax@doe.virginia.gov or by phone: (804) 225-2102.

may 17
state special education advisory committee (sseac) review of state operated programs’ annual plans
time location details
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm virginia department of education, 20th floor conference room of the james monroe building, richmond virginia the public comment period will be from 2:15-2:30 p.m. more time for public comment will be added as needed. those wishing to make public comment, but not able to attend the meeting may submit a statement that will be read to the committee by the director of state schools.
minutes
contact: ms. beverly wynter, assistant to the director of state schools, virginia department of education, p.o. box 2120, richmond, va 23218-2120; telephone 804/786-8079, tty 804/786-2691.
more information

may 23
orientation session for new board of education members
time location details
12:15 pm conference room a on the 25th floor of the monroe building topics will include an overview of the soq, soa, nclb, foia, and other matters related to the operation of the board of education.
contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

may 23
board of education's standards of quality committee forum
time location details
2:30 pm - conference rooms d and e in the james monroe building, 101 n. 14th street in richmond. minutes
the board of education's standards of quality committee, chaired by dr. gary l. jones, has invited several statewide organizations to participate in a forum on the standards of quality on tuesday, may 23, 2006. each organization will give a presentation on suggested revisions to the soq. public hearings will also be held at a later date.

the schedule is as follows:
2:30--4:30: soq forum with statewide education groups
4:30--5:00: briefing on sol revision process
6:30: board of education dinner at the crowne plaza

the following organizations have been invited to participate in the forum: vsba (including the vsba-lep caucus), vass, vassp, vaesp, vea, vascd, state pta, va. education coalition, vml, and vaco
.contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

may 24
board of education business meeting
time location details
9:00 am conference rooms d and e in the james monroe building at 101 north 14th street, richmond, virginia. agenda and minutes
contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

june 2006

june 5
board of education’s advisory committee on career and technical education
time location details
9:00 am - 11:30 am cte resource center in henrico on bremo road minutes
the meetings will be work sessions and public comment will not be received. contact:margaret roberts, executive assistant to the board of education; 804/225-2924; margaret.roberts@doe.virginia.gov

june 5
commission on civics education
time location details
10:00 am virginia historical society, 428 n. boulevard, richmond house bill 1769 passed by the 2005 virginia general assembly establishes a commission on civics education as an advisory committee to the executive branch of government. the meeting is open to the public. contact:dr. beverly thurston (beverly.thurston@doe.virginia.gov), coordinator for history and social sciences at the virginia department of education (phone number: 804/ 225-2893).

june 9
p-16 education council meeting
time location details
1:00 pm -3:00 pm patrick henry building in house room 1 on the first floor of the patrick henry building. contact: kendall e. tyree, special assistant to the secretary of education, office of governor kaine. physical address: 1111 east broad street, richmond, va 23219. mailing address: p.o. box 1475, richmond, va 23218. office phone - 804.692.2550 fax - 804.371.0154 kendall.tyree@governor.virginia.gov

june 19-20
standard setting committees for the standards of learning tests for the modified standard diploma literacy (grade 8 reading) and numeracy (grade 8 mathematics)
time location details
8:30 am double tree hotel richmond airport, 5501 eubank road, sandston, virginia. the meetings will be closed executive sessions; therefore, public comment will not be accepted at this time.
minutes
contact: ms. shelley loving-ryder, assistant superintendent, division of assessment and reporting, virginia department of education, post office box 2120, richmond, va 23218-2120; e-mail to darfax@doe.virginia.gov or by phone: (804) 225-2102.

june 27
board of education's committee on the standards of quality
time location details
3:30 pm conference rooms d and e in the james monroe building at 101 north 14th street, richmond, virginia. the main topic on the agenda will be a presentation by mr. dan timberlake on soq funding. this will be a work session and public comment will not be received at this time. following the soq committee meeting, the board will have its usual dinner session at the crowne plaza, beginning at 6:30 p.m. minutes
contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

june 28
board of education business meeting
time location details
9:00 am jefferson conference room 22nd floor james monroe building 101 north 14th street richmond, va 23219 this will be the first meeting to be held in the department of education's new conference facility on the 22nd floor of the james monroe building. staff members will be in the lobby of the james monroe building to assist you in getting to the new location.
agenda and minutes
contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

july 2006

july 12-14
state special education advisory committee (sseac)
time location details
july 12
5:30 pm

july 13-14
8:00 am
marriott fairfax at fair oaks, 11787 lee jackson memorial highway, fairfax, va agenda and minutes
contact: persons needing special accommodations, including sign language interpreting should contact ms. ossie lawrence at ossie.lawrence@doe.virginia.gov or by phone: 804-225-2932 voice; 800-422-1098 tty by june 30, 2006.

july 17-21
virginia alternate assessment program standard setting committees for the elementary, middle, and high school levels
time location details
8:30 am

pearson scoring center, 2901 sabre street, virginia beach, virginia the meetings will be closed executive sessions; therefore, public comment will not be received at this time.
contact: ms. shelley loving-ryder, assistant superintendent, division of assessment and reporting, virginia department of education, post office box 2120, richmond, va 23218-2120; e-mail to darfax@doe.virginia.gov or by phone: (804)225-2102.

july 25
board of education's committee on the standards of quality
time location details
4:00 pm

jefferson conference room, 22nd floor, monroe building, 101 n. 14th street, richmond the meeting is open to the public.the meeting will adjourn by 5:30, to be followed by board's usual dinner session at 6:30 p.m at the crowne plaza hotel, 555 canal street in richmond. the agenda for the soq committee meeting includes an overview of the four unfunded board of education recommendations, new soq requirements in the 2006 appropriation act, other staffing considerations, and an overview of current staffing requirements that could be included in the soq.
minutes
contact: margaret n. roberts, executive assistant to the board of education; 804/ 225-2924; margaret.roberts@doe.virginia.gov

july 26
board of education business meeting
time location details
9:00 am jefferson conference room on the 22nd floor of the monroe building, 101 n. 14th street, richmond agenda
the meeting is open to the public. public comment will be received. contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

august 2006

august 7
p-16 education council meeting
time location details
1:00 pm patrick henry building in house room 1 on the first floor of the patrick henry building. contact: kendall e. tyree, special assistant to the secretary of education, office of governor kaine. physical address: 1111 east broad street, richmond, va 23219. mailing address: p.o. box 1475, richmond, va 23218. office phone - 804.692.2550 fax - 804.371.0154 kendall.tyree@governor.virginia.gov

september 2006

september 11
public hearing on standards of quality
time location details
7:00 pm blacksburg middle school auditorium 3109 price's fork rd. blacksburg, va 24060 (540) 951-5800 website the hearing is open to the public, and all speakers are urged to provide a written copy of their remarks. speakers are asked to limit their comments to three minutes each. for a copy of the standards of quality click here.contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

september 13
p-16 education council meeting
time location details
noon - 2:00 pm patrick henry building in house room 2 contact: kendall e. tyree, special assistant to the secretary of education, office of governor kaine. physical address: 1111 east broad street, richmond, va 23219. mailing address: p.o. box 1475, richmond, va 23218. office phone - 804.692.2550 fax - 804.371.0154 kendall.tyree@governor.virginia.gov

september 14
public hearing on standards of quality
time location details
7:00 pm abingdon high school auditorium 705 thompson dr abingdon, va 24210 (276) 739-3200 website the hearing is open to the public, and all speakers are urged to provide a written copy of their remarks. speakers are asked to limit their comments to three minutes each. for a copy of the standards of quality click here.contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

september 18
public hearing on standards of quality
time location details
7:00 pm youth for tomorrow auditorium 11835 hazel circle drive bristow, virginia 20136 (703) 631-3360 website the hearing is open to the public, and all speakers are urged to provide a written copy of their remarks. speakers are asked to limit their comments to three minutes each. for a copy of the standards of quality click here.contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

september 18
public hearing on standards of quality
time location details
7:00 pm sussex central high school auditorium 21394 sussex drive sussex, virginia 23884 phone (434) 246-6051 web site the hearing is open to the public, and all speakers are urged to provide a written copy of their remarks. speakers are asked to limit their comments to three minutes each. for a copy of the standards of quality click here.contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

september 18
public hearing on standards of quality
time location details
7:00 pm william fox elementary school 2300 hanover avenue richmond, va 23220 (804) 780-6259 website the hearing is open to the public, and all speakers are urged to provide a written copy of their remarks. speakers are asked to limit their comments to three minutes each. for a copy of the standards of quality click here.contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

september 18
commission on civics education
time location details
2:00 pm virginia historical society, 428 n. boulevard, richmond house bill 1769 passed by the 2005 virginia general assembly establishes a commission on civics education as an advisory committee to the executive branch of government. the meeting is open to the public.
minutes
contact: dr. beverly thurston (beverly.thurston@doe.virginia.gov), coordinator for history and social sciences at the virginia department of education (phone number: 804/ 225-2893).

september 19
public hearing on standards of quality
time location details
7:00 pm robinson secondary school recital hall 5035 sideburn rd fairfax, va 22032 (703) 426-2100 website the hearing is open to the public, and all speakers are urged to provide a written copy of their remarks. speakers are asked to limit their comments to three minutes each. for a copy of the standards of quality click here.contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

september 21
public hearing on standards of quality
time location details
7:00 pm jolliff middle school 1021 jolliff rd. chesapeake, va 23321 (757) 465-5246 website the hearing is open to the public, and all speakers are urged to provide a written copy of their remarks. speakers are asked to limit their comments to three minutes each. for a copy of the standards of quality click here.contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

september 22
virginia advisory committee for the education of the gifted (vaceg)
time location details
9:30 am sheraton park south hotel, 9901 midlothian turnpike, richmond, va 23235 agenda and minutes
public comments will be received.
contact: dr. barbara mcgonagill, specialist for gifted education, virginia department of education; 804/ 225-2884; barbara.mcgonagill@doe.virginia.gov

september 25
public hearing on standards of quality
time location details
7:00 pm monticello high school 1400 independence way charlottesville, va 22903 434-244-3100 web site the hearing is open to the public, and all speakers are urged to provide a written copy of their remarks. speakers are asked to limit their comments to three minutes each. for a copy of the standards of quality click here.contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

september 25
public hearing on standards of quality
time location details
7:00 pm petersburg high school 3101 johnson road petersburg, va 23805 (804) 862-7096 website the hearing is open to the public, and all speakers are urged to provide a written copy of their remarks. speakers are asked to limit their comments to three minutes each. for a copy of the standards of quality click here.contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

september 27
public hearing on standards of quality
time location details
7:00 pm paul laurence dunbar school of innovation 1200 1208 polk st lynchburg, va 24504-3149 (434) 522-3740 web site the hearing is open to the public, and all speakers are urged to provide a written copy of their remarks. speakers are asked to limit their comments to three minutes each. for a copy of the standards of quality click here.contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

september 26
board of education committees
time location details
see details jefferson conference room on the 22nd floor of the james monroe building, 101 n. 14th street, richmond, va 23219

public comment will be received.

1-3 p.m.: committee on school and division accountability, david l. johnson, chair: agenda, minutes

3- 4 p.m.: committee on quality preschool programs, eleanor b. saslaw, chair: agenda, minutes

4-5 p.m.: committee on literacy, isis m. castro, chair: agenda, minutes

following the committee meetings, the board will gather for its usual dinner session at 6:30 p.m. at the crowne plaza hotel, 555 canal street, richmond.

contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.


september 27
board of education business meeting
time location details
9:00 am jefferson conference room on the 22nd floor of the monroe building, 101 n. 14th street, richmond

public comment will be received.
agenda and minutes

following adjournment of the business session: the board will hold a public hearing on two proposed regulations: proposed regulations governing the process for submitting proposals to consolidate school divisions and the proposed regulations for conducting division-level academic reviews.

following the public hearing: the board's committee on graduation and dropout rates will convene. public comment will be received at this committee meeting.

contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.


september 27
board's committee on graduation and dropout rates ( following adjournment of the public hearings)
time location details
jefferson conference room on the 22nd floor of the monroe building, 101 n. 14th street, richmond

public comment will be received.
agenda
contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.


october 2006

october 10
board of education's advisory committee for career and technical education
time location details
10:00 am
inn at old virginia, 1329 commerce road, staunton, va 24401. phone: 540-248-4650. meeting is open to the public. this will be a working session, and public comment will not be received at this time.
contact: elizabeth russell, director of career and technical education at the department of education; 804/ 225-2051; elizabeth.russell@doe.virginia.gov

october 11
advisory commission for the two virginia schools for the deaf and the blind
time location details
noon - 3:00 pm
conference room b of the james monroe building, 101 n. 14th street, richmond, va. the meeting will begin with a working lunch at noon in conference room b. interpreters will be at the meeting. the meeting is open to the public.
contact: karen trump, director
state operated programs
virginia department of education
voice: (804) 225-2702
tty: (804) 786-2691
fax: (804) 371-8796

october 18-20
state special education advisory committee (sseac)
time location details
7:00 pm - oct. 18

8:30 am - oct. 19 - oct. 20
holiday inn - 1400 east market street, harrisonburg, va, phone (540) 433-2521 agenda and minutes
contact: persons needing special accommodations, including sign language interpreting should contact ms. ossie lawrence at ossie.lawrence@doe.virginia.gov or by phone: 804-225-2932 voice; 800-422-1098 tty
minutes

october 24
board of education committees
time location details
see details jefferson conference room on the 22nd floor of the james monroe building, 101 n. 14th street, richmond, va 23219

meetings are open to the public.

9:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m.: work session of the board of education (the governor has been invited)

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: committee on the standards of quality, chaired by dr. gary l. jones
minutes

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: lunch break

1:00 p.m.to 3:00 p.m.: committee on school and division accountability, chaired by david l. johnson
minutes

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: early childhood committee, chaired by eleanor b. saslaw
minutes

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: literacy committee, chaired by isis m. castro
minutes

contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.


october 25
board of education business meeting
time location details
9:00 am jefferson conference room on the 22nd floor of the monroe building, 101 n. 14th street, richmond public comment will be received.
agenda and minutes
following adjournment of business meeting: committee on graduation and dropout rates, co-chaired by dr. ella p. ward and andrew j. rotherham
contact:
margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

october 25
board's committee on graduation and dropout rates ( following adjournment of the business meeting)
time location details
jefferson conference room on the 22nd floor of the monroe building, 101 n. 14th street, richmond

meeting is open to the public.
minutes
contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

november 2006

november 1
advisory committee on adult education and literacy
time location details
10:00 am - 2:00pm wilson room on the 20th floor of the james monroe building, 101 n. 14th street, richmond minutes
contact: ms. elizabeth hawa, director of adult education programs, p.o. box 2120, richmond, va 23218; 804/ 225-2836; elizabeth.hawa@doe.virginia.gov

november 2
public hearing for the revised english language proficiency standards of learning
time location details
7:00pm freedom high school 15201 neabsco mills road woodbridge, va 22192. directions to this location may be found at: http://freedom.
groupfusion.net
speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the board.the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. registration of speakers will begin at 6:30 p.m.contact: comments may be sent via mail, fax, or e-mail until december 22, 2006, to jennifer georgerian, esl specialist, office of program administration and accountability, virginia department of education, p.o. box 2120, richmond, va 23218-2120; fax (804) 371-7347; or e-mail. elpstandards@doe.virginia.gov. if you need additional information relating to the proposed revisions to the elp standards, please contact stacy freeman (804) 371-0778 stacy.freeman@doe.virginia.gov or jenny georgerian (804) 225-2044 jennifer.georgerian@doe.virginia.gov

november 13-17
virginia grade level alternative (vgla) program standard setting committee meetings
time location details
8:30 am crowne plaza richmond west hotel, 6531 west broad street, richmond, virginia the meetings will be closed executive sessions; therefore, public comment will not be accepted at this time.

november 13-15, 2006 (8:30 a.m.)
standard setting committees:
grades 3 and 4 reading
grades 5 and 6 reading
grades 7 and 8 reading
minutes

november 16, 2006 (8:30 a.m.)
vertical articulation committee:
grades 3 through 8 reading

november 13-16, 2006 (8:30 a.m.)
standard setting committees:
grades 3 and 4 mathematics
grades 5 and 6 mathematics
grades 7 and 8 mathematics
minutes

november 17, 2006 (8:30 a.m.)
vertical articulation committee
grades 3 through 8 mathematics

contact: ms. shelley loving-ryder, assistant superintendent, division of assessment and reporting, virginia department of education, post office box 2120, richmond, va 23218-2120; e-mail to darfax@doe.virginia.gov or by phone: (804) 225-2102.

november 21
curriculum and instruction subcommittee of the commission on civics education
time location details
9:30 am 23rd floor conference room, james monroe building, 101 n. 14th street, richmond, va 23219 the meeting is open to the public
contact: dr. bev thurston at the virginia department of education at 804/ 225-2893; beverly.thurston@doe.virginia.gov

november 28
board of education's committee on the standards of quality
time location details
4:00 pm jefferson conference room on the 22nd floor of the monroe building, 101 n. 14th street, richmond agenda
minutes
contact: margaret n. roberts, executive assistant to the board of education, 804/ 225-2924; margaret.roberts@doe.virginia.gov

november 29
board of education business meeting
time location details
9:00 am jefferson conference room on the 22nd floor of the monroe building, 101 n. 14th street, richmond agenda and minutes
contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

november 29
public hearing to solicit comments on the proposed revised foreign language standards of learning
time location details
see details james monroe building jefferson board room, 22nd floor 101 n. 14th street richmond, va 23219 speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the board. the revisions may be viewed at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/vdoe/
va_board/meetings/2006/iteml-oct.pdf
time: the hearing will be held immediately following the adjournment of the board of education business meeting, which begins at 9 a.m. registration of speakers for the hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. comments may be sent via mail, fax, or e-mail until december 22, 2006, to helen small, department of education, p.o. box 2120, richmond, va 23218; helen.small@doe.virginia.gov; fax: (804) 225-2524. the department of education requests that this information be shared with interested persons and organizations. for additional information about the proposed revised foreign language standards of learning, please contact helen small by e-mail at helen.small@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-3666.

november 29
public hearing for the revised english language proficiency standards of learning
time location details
see details james monroe building 101 north 14th street, 22nd floor richmond, virginia 23219 speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the board. time: immediately following the adjournment of the state board of education business meeting, which begins at 9 a.m. registration of speakers will begin at 10:30 a.m. contact: comments may be sent via mail, fax, or e-mail until december 22, 2006, to jennifer georgerian, esl specialist, office of program administration and accountability, virginia department of education, p.o. box 2120, richmond, va 23218-2120; fax (804) 371-7347; or e-mail. elpstandards@doe.virginia.gov. if you need additional information relating to the proposed revisions to the elp standards, please contact stacy freeman (804) 371-0778 stacy.freeman@doe.virginia.gov or jenny georgerian (804) 225-2044 jennifer.georgerian@doe.virginia.gov

november 29
virginia board of education public hearing to solicit comments on the proposed revisions to the regulations governing the review and approval of education programs in virginia and the proposed regulations governing the licensure of school personnel
time location details
11:00 am 22nd floor jefferson meeting room james monroe building 101 n. 14th street richmond, va 23219 registration of speakers will begin 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the hearing. each speaker will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the board.
click here to view the proposed revisions to the approved program regulations.
click here to view the proposed revisions to the licensure
regulations.

comments may be sent via mail, fax, or e-mail until december 15, 2006, to dr. joanne y. carver, director of teacher education, or e-mail to: joanne.carver@doe.virginia.gov; or mrs. patty s. pitts, director of licensure, or e-mail to: patty.pitts@doe.virginia.gov. mailing address: virginia department of education, p.o. box 2120, richmond, va 23218; fax: 804/ 225-2524. contact: division of teacher education and licensure at (804) 371-2522, or contact dr. carver at (804) 371-2475, or e-mail to: joanne.carver@doe.virginia.gov, or mrs. s. pitts at (804) 371-2471, or e-mail to: patty.pitts@doe.virginia.gov

december 2006

december 4
commission on civics education
time location details
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm virginia historical society, 428 north boulevard, richmond, virginia 23220. phone: 804-358-4901 minutes
the meeting is open to the public
contact: dr. bev thurston at the virginia department of education at 804/ 225-2893; beverly.thurston@doe.virginia.gov

december 5
public hearing to solicit comments on the proposed revised foreign language standards of learning
time location details
6:30pm robinson secondary school 5035 sideburn road burke, va 22032
directions to this location may be found at: http://www.fcps.edu/

maps/robin.htm
registration of speakers will begin at 5:30 p.m. speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the board. the revisions may be viewed at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/vdoe
/va_board/meetings/2006/iteml-oct.pdf comments may be sent via mail, fax, or e-mail until december 22, 2006, to helen small, department of education, p.o. box 2120, richmond, va 23218; helen.small@doe.virginia.gov; fax: (804) 225-2524. the department of education requests that this information be shared with interested persons and organizations. for additional information about the proposed revised foreign language standards of learning, please contact helen small by e-mail at helen.small@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-3666.

december 5
virginia board of education public hearing to solicit comments on the proposed revisions to the regulations governing the review and approval of education programs in virginia and the proposed regulations governing the licensure of school personnel
time location details
7:00 pm blacksburg middle school auditorium 3109 price's fork rd. blacksburg, va 24060 (540) 951-5800 www.mcps.org/bms registration of speakers will begin 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the hearing. each speaker will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the board.
click here to view the proposed revisions to the approved program regulations.
click here to view the proposed revisions to the licensure
regulations.

comments may be sent via mail, fax, or e-mail until december 15, 2006, to dr. joanne y. carver, director of teacher education, or e-mail to: joanne.carver@doe.virginia.gov; or mrs. patty s. pitts, director of licensure, or e-mail to: patty.pitts@doe.virginia.gov. mailing address: virginia department of education, p.o. box 2120, richmond, va 23218; fax: 804/ 225-2524. contact: division of teacher education and licensure at (804) 371-2522, or contact dr. carver at (804) 371-2475, or e-mail to: joanne.carver@doe.virginia.gov, or mrs. s. pitts at (804) 371-2471, or e-mail to: patty.pitts@doe.virginia.gov

december 5
virginia board of education public hearing to solicit comments on the proposed revisions to the regulations governing the review and approval of education programs in virginia and the proposed regulations governing the licensure of school personnel
time location details
7:00 pm robinson secondary school recital hall 5035 sideburn rd fairfax, va 22032 (703) 426-2100 www.fcps.edu/
robinsonss
registration of speakers will begin 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the hearing. each speaker will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the board.
click here to view the proposed revisions to the approved program regulations.
click here to view the proposed revisions to the licensure
regulations.

comments may be sent via mail, fax, or e-mail until december 15, 2006, to dr. joanne y. carver, director of teacher education, or e-mail to: joanne.carver@doe.virginia.gov; or mrs. patty s. pitts, director of licensure, or e-mail to: patty.pitts@doe.virginia.gov. mailing address: virginia department of education, p.o. box 2120, richmond, va 23218; fax: 804/ 225-2524. contact: division of teacher education and licensure at (804) 371-2522, or contact dr. carver at (804) 371-2475, or e-mail to: joanne.carver@doe.virginia.gov, or mrs. s. pitts at (804) 371-2471, or e-mail to: patty.pitts@doe.virginia.gov

december 7
virginia board of education public hearing to solicit comments on the proposed revisions to the regulations governing the review and approval of education programs in virginia and the proposed regulations governing the licensure of school personnel
time location details
7:00 pm hampton high school auditorium 1491 west queen street hampton, va 23669 (757) 825-4430 www.sbo.
hampton.k12.va.us
registration of speakers will begin 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the hearing. each speaker will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the board.
click here to view the proposed revisions to the approved program regulations.
click here to view the proposed revisions to the licensure
regulations.

comments may be sent via mail, fax, or e-mail until december 15, 2006, to dr. joanne y. carver, director of teacher education, or e-mail to: joanne.carver@doe.virginia.gov; or mrs. patty s. pitts, director of licensure, or e-mail to: patty.pitts@doe.virginia.gov. mailing address: virginia department of education, p.o. box 2120, richmond, va 23218; fax: 804/ 225-2524. contact: division of teacher education and licensure at (804) 371-2522, or contact dr. carver at (804) 371-2475, or e-mail to: joanne.carver@doe.virginia.gov, or mrs. s. pitts at (804) 371-2471, or e-mail to: patty.pitts@doe.virginia.gov

december 12
board of education's student advisory committee
time location details
10:00 am crowne plaza hotel, 555 canal street, richmond minutes
contact: margaret roberts, 804-225-2924.

december 14
virginia department of education will be holding a stakeholders group meeting to discuss the revision process of the regulations governing special education programs for children with disabilities in virginia.
time location details
10:00 am - 3:00 pm 20th floor conference room, james monroe building, 101 north 14th street, richmond, va 23219 there will be no public comment period, but the public is invited to attend as observers. if you have questions or wish additional information, please contact sheila gray at (804) 225-2013, melissa smith at (804) 371-0524, or suzanne creasey at (804) 225-2923.

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