COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 2

September 6, 2006

GENERAL

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2006 Virginia Financial Literacy Summit October 18, 2006

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the second annual Virginia Financial Literacy Summit to be held on October 18, 2006, at the Richmond Marriott (500 E. Broad Street, Richmond, 23219). The Virginia Jump$tart Coalition hosts the summit to bring together Virginias high school administrators and teachers as well as the Commonwealths leading proponents of financial literacy to learn about this serious issue and hear possible solutions. More information about the summit, including registration instructions, may be found at http://www.vscpa.com/Summit_Registration.aspx.

As announced in Superintendents Memo 100 in May, 2006, the 2005 General Assembly approved Senate Bill 950, a bill directing the Virginia Board of Education to establish objectives for economic education and financial literacy. As a result, the Code of Virginia 22.1200.03 required the Board of Education to develop and approve objectives for economics education and financial literacy to be required of all students at the middle and high school levels to further the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for responsible citizenship in a constitutional democracy. On April 26, 2006, the Board of Education adopted the Economics and Financial Literacy objectives. The Virginia Department of Education held seven statewide teacher training sessions in June, 2006, on personal finance curriculums, funded and led by Virginia Jump$tart member organizations.

The special summit on October 18 will complement and expand upon these training sessions by providing Virginia high school administrators and educators with best practices, additional resources and teaching models for integrating financial education in the classroom.

Please contact Tina Lambert (tlambert@vscpa.com), Virginia Jump$tart chair of the board, at (804) 270-5344 if you have any questions about this event or are interested in becoming involved in the Virginia Jump$tart Coalition (http://www.vajumpstart/org/). Please contact Debbie Bliss, (804)786-6418, Deborah.Bliss@doe.virginia.gov. or Anne Rowe, (804)225-2838, Anne.Rowe@doe.virginia.gov, if you have questions through the Virginia Department of Education.

 

LMW/sgj