DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
PRINS. MEMO NO. 20
April 29, 2008
FROM: Linda M. Wallinger
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
The November election will be statewide and
The Department of Education encourages all high schools to participate in this opportunity to promote civics education. In VSCA-member high schools, the CRC may take place under the leadership of the schools' SCA and teacher advisers. If your schools are not VSCA members, the leadership may be provided through other student organizations or as part of civics or government classes. The spring two-week campaign will be May 1223, 2008. Schools will be recognized for their participation in the campaign.
In addition, the Virginia State Board of Elections will send information to each of the high schools about opportunities for students who are registered voters to apply to serve as a voter official at the election polls on November 4. Those selected will be paid a stipend of $100 for the day. Posters and applications will be included in the CRC materials. Encourage students to apply to serve as voter officials.
The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to bring this campaign to your attention and to encourage the participation of high schools in your school division. VASSP will send CRC participation guidelines and instructions directly to each high school. If you have questions, please contact Mr. C. Michael Newman at 804-355-4263 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.