COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 120
June 28, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

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

 
  Superintendent's Regulatory Memorandum Number 1 provides
  excerpts from the 1996-98 Appropriations Act relative to the
  provision of educational technology grants to schools. 
  These Literary Fund grants provide for improvements to
  infrastructure and networking, and for purchasing equipment
  specified in goals and strategies of an approved school
  division technology plan.
  
  Division and regional vocational centers, regional special
  education centers, and regular school year Governor's
  Schools are eligible to receive grant funds in 1996-97 based
  on an average grant of $26,300 per school and grant funds in
  1997-98 based on an average grant of $25,000 per school. 
  These grants will be made available through the school
  division serving as fiscal agent for the schools and
  centers.  Therefore, a technology plan for these schools and
  centers should be attached to or included in the division's
  revised technology plan submitted to the Department of
  Education, Division of Technology.  Other reporting
  requirements include a list of anticipated purchases,
  invoices to request reimbursement, and status surveys to
  obtain data requested by legislators, commissions, and other
  study groups.
  
  Information on the educational technology initiative is
  being sent via superintendent's memoranda.  A question and
  answer booklet is being prepared for distribution early in
  July 1996.  Superintendent's memoranda are available through
  the Department of Education Homepage on the World Wide Web
  and VA.PEN.  If you have questions, call Dr. Ida J. Hill,
  Division Chief for Technology at (804) 225-2757 or E-mail:
  ihill@pen.k12.va.us.
  
  WCBJr./psw
  cc:     Regional Academic Governor's Schools
          Jointly Operated Vocational Technical Centers
          Regional Special Education Programs