COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 12
March 21, 1997

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
Collection of Data Relative to Compliance with 
the Standards of Quality for 1996-97

 
  Each year as a part of the Annual Report to the General
  Assembly on the conditions and needs of public education in
  Virginia, the Board of Education is required to report the
  level of compliance by local school divisions with the
  requirements of the Standards of Quality.  This requirement is
  in response to Section 22.1-18 of the Code of Virginia.  The
  information required to prepare this report is not available
  to the Department of Education from other sources.

  Please review the standards and the indicators (a list of
  standards indicators, Attachment B, is enclosed for your
  reference), and report only those standards or indicators that
  you determine your division is not in full compliance.  Report
  that information on Attachment A.  For each item listed on
  Attachment A, provide a brief corrective action plan for
  complying with the requirement.  Our purpose in receiving this
  information is to report accurate information to the Board of
  Education and the General Assembly, as well as to assist you
  in your efforts to be in compliance with all applicable
  standards.  Please return Attachment A along with any required
  corrective action plans as indicated on or before April 30,
  1997. 

  If you have questions regarding the new procedure or this
  request, please do not hesitate to contact Charles W. Finley,
  Principal Specialist for Policy Analysis at (804) 225-2747 or
  via VaPEN to cfinley@pen.k12.va.us.

  RTL/cwf

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