COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 26
January 26, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Addendum to English K-5 Textbooks

 
  Due to a prior delay in finalizing the recent English K-5
  textbook evaluation process, the Department of Education
  will be extending an invitation to submit K-5 English books
  to publishers of new reading/language arts series who may
  have missed the 1994 Department of Education submission
  deadline.  A screening committee will be convened to
  evaluate the newer submissions and an addendum to the
  recently published K-5 English list will be mailed to
  superintendents.  Evaluation profiles specifying the degree
  of correlation to the revised English Standards of Learning
  will be distributed to division textbook coordinators. 
  However, the newer series will not receive state contract
  prices.  If the newer series are selected, school divisions
  will be encouraged to negotiate local contracts with
  individual publishers on the addendum list.  The Department
  of Education plans to complete the evaluation process and
  report to school divisions by April 1, 1996.
  
  
  If additional information is needed, please contact Jane
  Koontz at (804)225-3129.
  
  
  
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