COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 168
October 4, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: School Technology Survey

 
  Enclosed with this memorandum are copies of two surveys
  about technology in your school division.  When
  presentations are made to the 1997 Legislature about
  technology it will be very important that accurate
  information is available that can be used to provide status
  and information reports on the use of technology in Virginia
  schools.  Your cooperation is critical in this effort.  A
  copy of the school survey has also been provided to your
  principals.  The school division survey should be completed
  by your division technology designee.

  In order to reduce the number of surveys you receive, and
  also to reduce costs the Department has joined with Quality
  Education Data (QED), a Denver based division of Peterson's
  (publisher of several education related directories and
  guides) to send a single request for technology information. 
  The data you provide will be useful to the Legislature, the
  Department of Education, the Governor's office and will also
  be available on a national basis.  We want the highest
  quality data possible, and I am asking for your assistance
  in that effort.  As a contributor you will receive a copy of
  the compiled data for your division.

  If you have questions, please contact Sue Bosier (ext. 137)
  at QED, 1-800-525-5811, or via Internet at
  sbosier@qeddata.com.  You may also refer questions to Ida J.
  Hill at (804) 225-2757 or Internet at ihill@pen.k12.va.us.

  Your assistance in providing this data is greatly
  appreciated.

  RLP/emt

  cc:     Principals

  Enclosures:  This memo and its enclosure will be sent to
               the superintendent's office.