COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 148
August 30, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: School Dropout Prevention Awareness Week

 
  Attached is a copy of House Joint Resolution No. 382, passed
  by the 1994 General Assembly, designating the second week in
  September each year as "School Dropout Prevention Awareness
  Week."
     
  We join the General Assembly in encouraging you and your
  staff to conduct activities that will heighten public
  awareness of the consequences of dropping out of school and
  that will encourage all young people to remain in school
  until graduation.
  
  Questions may be referred to H. Douglas Cox, Director,
  Office of Special Education and Student Services at (804)
  225-2402.
  
  
  RTLP/cp
  
  Attachment:  This memo and its attachment will be sent to
               the superintendent's office.