SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 121
June 28, 1996
|FROM:||William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||High School Principals' Study Seminar to the Federal Republic of Germany|
The Virginia Department of Education, in conjunction with the Armonk Institute, announces its 1996 Principals' Study Seminar to the Federal Republic of Germany. This program offers high school principals a unique opportunity to discuss alternatives for school to work transitions with German educators and business executives in Hannover and Bonn. In addition to school visits, the seminar participants will tour apprenticeship career programs and talk with representatives from the Ministry of Cultural Affairs. The Virginia study seminar is an eight-day trip scheduled to leave the United States on November 30, 1996 and return on December 7, 1996. Ten high school principals will be selected to travel as representatives of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Applicants must obtain permission from their school division and complete an application form to be eligible for the study seminar. An announcement of the seminar and an application form will be mailed to all high school principals during the month of July. All finalists must be available for an interview in early October and selected participants must agree to attend a one-day training seminar in Richmond prior to the departure date. The seminar provides orientation and background materials for the trip. The Armonk Institute and the Virginia Department of Education are contributing financial support for this program. The costs to participants will be approximately $600.00 per person. Costs may vary slightly because negotiations for meals and lodging have not been finalized. Thank you for your support of the study seminar. If you have questions regarding this program, please do not hesitate to contact Beverly Thurston, Specialist for History and Social Sciences, at (804) 225-2893. WCBJr/bt