COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 65
March 22, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Technology Forum

 
  The Division of Technology has planned a forum on April 23
  to bring the most widely used providers of school networking
  and infrastructure services to technology specialists and
  coordinators.  The attached memorandum describing the forum
  will be sent to one technology specialist or coordinator in
  each school division.  
  
  We ask that you encourage your designee for technology to
  attend.  We also invite you to attend with your designee
  should you have an interest in the forum.  The first 175
  participation forms will be accepted.  House Room D in the
  General Assembly Building is limited to 275 seats.
  
  Questions should be directed to Ida J. Hill, Division Chief
  for Technology, at (804) 225-2757.
  
  
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  Attachments
    
  
  
  
  
  MEMORANDUM
  
  
  
  TO:          Technology Coordinators
  
  FROM:        Ida J. Hill
               Division Chief for Technology
  
  DATE:        March 20, 1996
  
  SUBJECT:     Technology Forum
  
     On April 23, 1996, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the
  Division of Technology, Virginia Department of Education,
  will conduct a drive-in forum for school division technology
  representatives in House Room D, General Assembly Building,
  9th and Broad Streets, Richmond, Virginia.  The purpose of
  the forum is to provide answers to questions and practical
  information concerning school-based local area networking,
  support systems, and available service providers.  The
  format for the forum will be modeled after the "Face the
  Nation" program and will involve five or six Virginia key
  service providers and experts.
  
     Businesses/institutions confirmed or in the process of
  being confirmed are BDM International, George Mason
  University, 3 COM Company, Cabletron, Novell, and
  Chesterfield County.  The host is Walter Witschey, Executive
  Director, Science Museum of Virginia.
  
     The program will consist of a 5-6 minute introduction,
  15-minute presentation by each panelist, 5-10 minute
  summary/clarification by host, question and answer segment
  for participants, and time for participant informal exchange
  with school technology specialists nearing completion of
  their system development.
  
     It should be a very informative day.  We ask you to
  confirm your intent to participate by April 15, 1996 in
  order for us to move forward with plans.  Please complete
  the attached form.  Unfortunately, the Department is unable
  to reimburse meals, travel, and parking for this forum.  We
  must limit the number of participants to the first 175 forms
  (see attachment) received.
  
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  Attachment
                         PARTICIPATION FORM
                               
        DIVISION OF TECHNOLOGY FORUM (APRIL 23, 1996)
              VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY BUILDING
             HOUSE ROOM D, 9TH AND BROAD STREETS
                      RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
                                
  
  
  
  
  Name:                                                 
  
  
  
  School Division:                                      
  
  
  
  Central Office:                  School:          
  
  
  
  Telephone Number:                                     
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
             Please Return by April 15, 1996 to:
                               
                               
                               
                       Dr. Ida J. Hill
                Division Chief for Technology
               Virginia Department of Education
                        P. O. Box 2120
                   Richmond, VA 23218-2120
                              or
                     Fax:  (804) 786-5389