COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 52
March 8, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Blue Ridge School Health Leadership Institute, June 24-28, 1996


  The Department of Education is pleased to extend to you an
  invitation to send an interdisciplinary team to the 1996
  Blue Ridge School Health Leadership Institute. The institute
  will be held June 24-28, 1996 at Randolph-Macon Woman's
  College, in Lynchburg.  
  
  The institute's goal is to develop leadership in the area of
  comprehensive school health programs. Through workshops and
  general sessions, participants will be provided current
  school health and community resources; health promotion and
  wellness information; and, interdisciplinary strategies to
  develop school health program leadership.  The participants
  are expected to engage in all program sessions and to
  develop, for implementation, a team action plan for their
  school site or school division.  The action plan will be
  designed to enhance school health promotion programs.
  
  We hope that you or one of your administrative staff members
  will be able to attend this excellent professional
  development institute.  The enclosed registration material
  provides the information you will need to ensure
  participation by your division. If you have any questions
  concerning the Blue Ridge School Health Leadership
  Institute, please contact Sandra Dofflemyer at (804) 225-2898. 
  
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  Enclosure
  
  c:    Health Contact Persons        
        Elementary/Middle/Secondary Principals
        School Food Service Directors/Contact Persons
        School Health Advisory Boards
  
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        BLUE RIDGE SCHOOL HEALTH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
  
                   REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  
  DEADLINE:  May 1, 1996                   FEE: $125.00
                                                per participant
  
  
  I.    Team Membership
  
        An interdisciplinary team of at least four persons
        representing:
  
             -    School Administrators, Classroom
                  Teachers, Health and Physical Education
                  Teachers, School Food Service Personnel,
                  Guidance Counselors, School\Health
                  Department Nurses, P.T.A.
                  representatives, Central Office
                  Administrators, School Board Members,
                  and Health Advisory Board Members.
             
             -    Successful teams include a school
                  administrator.
  
        Team members may be selected from one or more
        schools.
  
        Priority will be given to individuals who have not
        previously attended Blue Ridge.
  
             -    Team Leaders may have attended Blue
                  Ridge previously.
  
        More than one team from a division may attend if
        space is available.
   
        The school team leader is required to attend an
        initial meeting on Monday, June 24, at 10:30 a.m.
        at Randolph Macon Women's College to receive a
        briefing on:
  
        -    the institute objectives, 
  
        -    the team action plan development, 
  
        -    the responsibilities of team members, and 
  
        -    the procedures for grant applications.  
  
        -    Details will be forwarded to the designated
             team leader.  

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        Local health department and community service
        board representatives  will be invited by the
        Virginia Department of Health to participate as
        members of the school division team(s) from their
        cities or counties.
  
  II.   Grant Funds
  
        Limited grant funds of up to $3,000 will be made
        available for the 1996-1997 academic year for
        implementation of the team action plans in the
        division or the community.
        
  
  
  
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  II.   Grant Funds (continued)  
  
        The competitive grant funds will be made available
        by:
  
        -    the Nutrition Education Training Program
             administered by the Virginia Department of
             Education, and
  
        -    the Preventive Health and Health Services
             Block Grant administered by  the Virginia
             Department of Health.
  
        School division who wish to compete for the grant
        funds must submit their proposal by August 15,
        1996, 5:00 p.m.
  
        -    Guidance on the grant application process
             will be provided at the institute.  
  
        -    Attendance at the grants workshop is required
             of all teams interested in applying for a
             grant.
  
  III.  Credit for Institute Participation
  
        The Department of Education is not responsible for
        management of professional development points.
  
        The Participant must obtain prior approval from
        their school division to ensure acceptance of the
        following professional development points.
  
        Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
  
        -    Participants interested in CEUs need to
             contact their school division or a national
             organization. This is the responsibility of
             the participants.
        
        Recertification 
  
        -    Participants should check with their school
             division to determine the number of
             professional developments points they may
             receive for attending Blue Ridge.
  
        -    Additional points for recertification may be
             earned for the implementation of the team
             action plan.
  
        Certification for Health Education Specialists
        (CHES)
  
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        -    Twenty or more CHES points can be earned for
             $2.00 per credit point for CHES continuing
             education units.
  
                 The procedures will be explained at
                 registration.
  
        Graduate Credit
  
        -    Longwood College will offer three hours of
             graduate credit for HLTH 595.  
   
        -    Information regarding graduate credit will be
             sent to registrants by Longwood College. 
  
  IV.   Funding Sources
  
        The Blue Ridge School Health Leadership Institute
        expenses for administration, General Session, and
        Workshop speakers are paid for by the following
        funding sources:
  
        -    the Virginia Department of Education's
             Nutrition Education and Training Program,
  
        -    the Virginia Department of Health's
             Preventive Health and Health Services Block
             Grant,
  
        -    the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and
             Communities Act, and
  
        -    the Virginia Association for Health, Physical
             Education, Recreation and Dance. 
  
  V.    Registration
  
        A non-refundable $125.00 registration fee is
        required for each registrant to assist in 
        paying for lodging and meals.
  
        Please make check payable to Treasurer, Virginia
        Tech (CE).
  
        Complete a separate registration form for each
        school team member.
  
        Please mail the school team's registration forms
        in one envelope to: 
             
             Conference Registrar
             Division of Continuing Education
             Virginia Tech, Mail Code 0104
             Blacksburg, VA 24061  
  
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        For FY 1996, monies allocated to the LEAs from the
        Safe and Drug-Free School Act may include funding
        for institute participant registration fees. 
  
             The deadline for registration and payment of
             registration fees is May 1, 1996.
  
        -    If space is available, registrations will be
             accepted after the deadline.
   
        Details concerning the institute will be sent
        directly to the registrants.
   
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
    
  
        BLUE RIDGE SCHOOL HEALTH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
                      JUNE 24 - 28, 1996
                               
                      REGISTRATION FORM
                                
  SCHOOL DIVISION                                              
  
  I am requesting that the following people represent this
  school division at the Blue Ridge School Health Leadership
  Institute.  The team leader has been informed of the
  responsibilities of this role.
  
  Signature of Superintendent/Designee                        
  
  Please Type or print
  Complete a separate form for each team member
  
  1.    TEAM LEADER:                                            
   Male           Female         
   SOCIAL SECURITY #                           
   ORGANIZATION'S FIN NO.                                 
   SCHOOL NAME:                                            
   POSITION:                                               
   HOME ADDRESS:                                           
                                                            
                               ZIP CODE                    
   HOME TELEPHONE: 703/804/540                             
   WORK TELEPHONE: 703/804/540                             
   Do you need special accommodations for a handicapping
     condition?  YES          NO                
   If yes, please describe.
  
                                                           
                                                             
     Roommate                                                
     Single (     ) extra $50.00
  
   Signature                                               
     
   Registration Fee: $125.00 
  
   Make check payable to: Treasurer, Virginia Tech (CE)
  
   Return by May 1, 1996, to (no staples, tape or paper
     clips please):
   
   Conference Registrar
   Division of Continuing Education
   Virginia Tech, Mail Code 0104
   Blacksburg, VA 24061
   Phone: (540) 231-5182
    
        BLUE RIDGE SCHOOL HEALTH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
                      JUNE 24 - 28, 1996
  
                      REGISTRATION FORM
  
  Please Type or print
  Complete a separate form for each team member
  
  
  2.    TEAM MEMBER:                                            
   Male           Female           
   SOCIAL SECURITY #                           
   ORGANIZATION'S FIN NO.                                  
   SCHOOL NAME:                                            
   POSITION:                                               
   HOME ADDRESS:                                           
                                   ZIP CODE                 
   HOME TELEPHONE: 703/804/540                             
   WORK TELEPHONE: 703/804/540                             
   Do you need special accommodations for a handicapping
   condition?  YES             NO             
   If yes, please describe
                                                           
                                                             
     Roommate                                                
     Single (       ) extra $50.00
  
   Signature                                               
     
   Registration Fee: $125.00 
  
   Make check payable to: Treasurer, Virginia Tech (CE)
  
   Return by May 1, 1996, to(no staples, tape or paper
     clips please):
   
   Conference Registrar
   Division of Continuing Education
   Virginia Tech, Mail Code 0104
   Blacksburg, VA 24061
   Phone: (540) 231-5182
            BLUE RIDGE SCHOOL HEALTH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
                      JUNE 24 - 28, 1996
  
                      REGISTRATION FORM
  
  Please Type or print
  Complete a separate form for each team member
  
  
  3.    TEAM MEMBER:                                            
   Male            Female          
   SOCIAL SECURITY #                           
   ORGANIZATION'S FIN NO.                                  
   SCHOOL NAME:                                            
   POSITION:                                               
   HOME ADDRESS:                                           
                   ZIP CODE                                
   HOME TELEPHONE: 703/804/540                             
   WORK TELEPHONE: 703/804/540                             
   Do you need special accommodations for a handicapping
   condition?  YES             NO           
   If yes, please describe.
   
                                                           
                                                             
     
   Roommate                                                
     Single (    ) extra $50.00
  
   Signature                                               
     
   Registration Fee: $125.00 
  
   Make check payable to: Treasurer, Virginia Tech (CE)
  
   Return by May 1, 1996, to (no staples, tape or paper
     clips please):
   
   Conference Registrar
   Division of Continuing Education
   Virginia Tech, Mail Code 0104
   Blacksburg, VA 24061
   Phone: (540) 231-5182
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
        BLUE RIDGE SCHOOL HEALTH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
                      JUNE 24 - 28, 1996
  
                      REGISTRATION FORM
  
  Please Type or print
  Complete a separate form for each team member
  
  
  4.    TEAM MEMBER:                                            
   Male         Female       
   SOCIAL SECURITY #                           
   ORGANIZATION'S FIN NO.                                  
   SCHOOL NAME:                                            
   POSITION:                                               
   HOME ADDRESS:                                           
                     ZIP CODE                              
   HOME TELEPHONE: 703/804/540                             
   WORK TELEPHONE: 703/804/540                             
   Do you need special accommodations for a handicapping
   condition?  YES             NO             If yes,
   please describe.
   
                                                           
                                                             
     Roommate                                                
     Single (       ) extra $50.00
  
   Signature                                               
     
   Registration Fee: $125.00 
  
   Make check payable to: Treasurer, Virginia Tech (CE)
  
   Return by May 1, 1996, to (no staples, tape or paper
     clips please):
   
   Conference Registrar
   Division of Continuing Education
   Virginia Tech, Mail Code 0104
   Blacksburg, VA  24061
   Phone: (540) 231-5182