COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 17

September 6, 2007

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Americas Legislators Back to School Week September 17-21,2007

 

This memorandum provides information regarding the efforts of the Virginia House of Delegates Legislative Education and Development Office (LEAD) to promote Americas Legislators Back to School Week Program sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures. The official House of Delegates participation period will be September 17-21, 2007. The program is a national civics program designed to educate young citizens about the legislative process and build links between schools and legislators. Information regarding the program can be found at the following address: http://legis.state.va.us/downloads/lead_office/07_lbts_week_school_flyer.pdf

 

This is an opportunity to improve students knowledge of government, and build public trust and confidence in government. We hope that your teachers schedules will allow them to participate in this vital civic educational program.

 

Any questions concerning Americas Legislators Back to School Week should be directed to Jay Pearson, House Legislative Education and Development Program Project Manager, at (804) 698-1524, or jpearson@house.state.va.us

 

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