COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 22

August 26, 2008

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

America's Legislators Back to School Week September 15-19, 2008

 

This memorandum provides information regarding the efforts of the Virginia House of Delegates Legislative Education and Development Office to promote America's Legislators Back to School Week Program. The official House of Delegates participation period will be September 15-19, 2008. 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://hodcap.state.va.us/publications/08_09_school_flyer.pdf

 

This is an opportunity to improve students' knowledge of government, and help them understand how legislators try to solve public problems. Any questions concerning America's Legislators Back to School Week should be directed to Jay Pearson, House Legislative Education and Development Program Project Manager, by e-mail at jpearson@house.state.va.us or by telephone at (804) 698-1524.

 

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