COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 194
December 13, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
Conference February 24-25, 1997 Evaluating the
Use of Existing Educational Facilities

 
  Enclosed is a brochure describing a workshop that we are 
  co-sponsoring with Virginia Tech's Division of Continuing
  Education in Blacksburg on February 24-25, 1997.  There will
  be a two day interactive workshop using evaluation tools to
  objectively evaluate existing buildings to determine the
  feasibility of renovation and includes, a lunch on Monday, a
  banquet on Monday evening, a continental breakfast on Tuesday
  morning, and a lunch on Tuesday.  There will also be an
  exhibit of recent school projects completed in Virginia and a
  distinguished jury to give recognition from the Department of
  Education to the most successful projects.  Plaques will be
  presented to the architects and winning schools in four
  categories.  

  A meeting of Virginia Educational Facility Planners (VEFP) is
  scheduled for after the banquet on Monday evening.  This new
  organization, now a chapter of the Council of Educational
  Facility Planners, Southeast Region, wants your input on
  future programs and meeting locations.  Please plan to attend
  and express your needs to the Board of Trustees and
  participate in the election of new officers.

  Please register directly with Virginia Tech using the form in
  the brochure.  For questions on the program please call David
  L. Boddy, Director, Facilities Services at (804) 225-2035.

  RTL:cle

  Enclosures:  A hard copy of this memo and its enclosures
               will be sent to the superintendent's office.