COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

PRINS. MEMO NO. 14

July 10, 2007

 

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Seeking Comment on Draft Document: Board of Educations Comprehensive Plan: 2007-2012

 

On behalf of the Board of Education, I am pleased to transmit a draft copy of the Board of Educations Comprehensive Plan: 2007-2012, submitted pursuant to 22.1-253.13:6, Code of Virginia. The document (attached) updates the objectives set forth in the Board of Educations previous plan, entitled Six-Year Plan: 2005-2010. Building upon the previous plan, the two-year update reflected in the attached document provides the framework for resources and policy development to guide the major priorities of the Board of Education for the coming several years.

 

The Board of Education seeks your comments and suggestions for changes and additions to any part of the draft. Please share this document with the staff in your school, as you deem appropriate. The Board of Educations plan will be modified based on public comments, with final adoption expected at the September 26, 2007, meeting.

 

The draft contains the following information:

 

  • Statements of the Board of Educations vision and mission statements, which provide the framework for leadership, advocacy, and oversight for the public education system in Virginia.
  • The Board of Educations objectives for action for 2007-2012.
  • An outline of the measures to be used to determine progress in meeting objectives.
  • An outline of the strategies and actions to be taken by the Board of Education and Department of Education in order to accomplish its objectives.
  • An assessment of the extent to which the current objectives for public education are being met.
  • Projections showing that Virginias public school enrollment of 1.2 million students will grow by about 30,000 students between 2005 and 2010.

 

Please submit your comments on or before August 31, 2007, to Anne D. Wescott, assistant superintendent of policy and communications, Virginia Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120; phone: (804) 225-2403; Fax: (804) 225-2524; E-mail: Policy@doe.virginia.gov

 

For additional information, please contact Ms. Wescott at the above address.

 

LMW/ADW/mnr

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/principals_memos/2007/ems014a.pdf