SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 110
June 14, 1996
|FROM:||William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Regional Schools Contracting and Planning Committee|
The Virginia Master Plan for Public Telecommunications specifies that each of the five public television regions will be represented by a Regional Schools Contracting and Planning Committee, known as the RSCPC. The RSCPCs are coordinated through the public television stations. The RSCPCs are critical to providing local representation for the selection of instructional television programming and the allocation of telecommunications services to schools. The membership of each RSCPC shall be made up of school division superintendents, or their designees for each school division within that region. Participation by a school division is based upon open-broadcast coverage area. Recognizing that some school divisions might fall within two or more coverage areas, the school division may choose to participate in more than one RSCPC. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction is to request annually that each school division superintendent identify his or her RSCPC affiliation and the name of the individual representing the school division. Enclosed is a listing of the five public television stations in Virginia. Please forward to the appropriate Director(s) of Educational Services the name, address and telephone number of the person who will be serving as your RSCPC representative for the 1996-97 school year. If you have any questions concerning the RSCPC process you may call either Randy Agee at the Department of Education, (804) 371-6881, or the Director of Educational Services at the appropriate public television station. WCBJr./fc Enclosure: This memo and its enclosures will be sent to the superintendent's office VIRGINIA PUBLIC TV STATIONS Directors of Educational Services - June 1996 WBRA-CH 15 Roanoke,WMSY-CH 52 Marion,WSBN-CH 47 Norton Mrs. Linda W. Pharis, Director of Instruction Blue Ridge Public Television P.O. Box 13246 Roanoke, VA 24032 Telephone (540) 344-0991 Fax (540) 857-7205 WCVE-CH 23 Richmond, WCVW-CH 57 Richmond, WHTJ-CH 41 Charlottesville Mr. Calvin Nunnally, Director of Educational Services Central Virginia Public Broadcasting 23 Sesame Street Richmond, VA 23235 Telephone (804) 560-8130 Fax (804) 320-8729 WVPT-CH 51 Harrisonburg Mr. Sid Smith, Director of Educational Services Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont Region Public Television 298 Port Republic Road Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3052 Telephone (540) 434-5391 Fax (540) 434-7481 WNVT-CH 53 Goldvein/Fredricksburg, WNVC-CH 56 Fairfax County Mrs. Mary Sooh, Director of Instruction Central Virginia Educational Telecommunications Corp. 8101A Lee Highway Falls Church, VA 22042 Telephone (703) 698-9682 Fax (703) 849-0796 WHRO-CH 15 Norfolk Mr. Larry Crum, Sr. VP for Learning Services Hampton Roads Public Television 5200 Hampton Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23508-1598 Telephone (804) 489-9476 Fax (804) 489-0007