COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
PRINS. MEMO NO. 13
October 23, 2001
ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY
 
TO: Principals
FROM: Patricia I. Wright
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
SUBJECT: Information Related to Gifted Education

This memorandum contains information related to the following topics:

Nominations for the Virginia Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted, 2002-2005 Term

The Virginia Board of Education appoints members to the Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted. The committee provides the board and the Superintendent of Public Instruction with advice and recommendations regarding educational services for gifted students in public schools. Nominees are currently being sought for the three-year term that will begin in September 2002 and end in June 2005. Such nominations are due by November 1, 2001, and they may be e-mailed to Dr. Barbara McGonagill at (mailto:bmcgonag@pen.k12.va.us). Detailed information and a nomination form may be found in Superintendent's Inf. Memorandum No. 129, issued on September 14, 2001: /administrators/superintendents_memos/2001/inf129.html.

Gifted Education Information

Information related to gifted education in Virginia can be found on the Department of Educationís website:

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/Gifted/gifted.htm. This site includes a variety of documents and forms related to annual reports and local plans for gifted education as well as information regarding events of interest to gifted education coordinators and teachers.

For further information about any items mentioned in this memorandum, please contact Dr. Barbara McGonagill (mailto:bmcgonag@pen.k12.va.us), principal specialist, Governorís Schools and Gifted Education at 804/225-2884.

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