COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 36
February 28, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: K-12 Technology Handbook

 
  Over the last several years, through the efforts of the
  Governor, the Legislature, and the Department of Education,
  significant funds have been made available to support
  improving K-12 education in Virginia through the
  introduction of new technologies.  Based upon the funds
  available and the technology plans and surveys you have
  completed, it is clearly evident that Virginia will continue
  to be a leader in educational technology.

  To help you in your efforts to implement these new
  technologies, the Department of Education in conjunction
  with The Virginia Educational Technology Advisory Committee
  (VETAC) has developed the "K-12 Technology Handbook --
  Electronic."  This handbook has World Wide Web links to up-to-date 
  technical information which we think will be helpful
  as you introduce new networks, computers, software, and
  other technologies into your schools.

  You can get to the "K-12 Technology Handbook -- Electronic"
  from the Department's home page.  In addition, it can be
  found at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/go/techbook/.  Copies of
  the Web pages are attached to this memo to give you some
  idea of what you can expect to find.  If you have any
  questions, comments, or suggestions about the handbook,
  please e-mail them to the Virginia PEN postmaster
  (postmaster@pen.k12.va.us), or telephone Ms. Bernie
  Chamberlain at (804) 371-7587.  

  Finally, we would ask that you visit this website often --
  we plan to update it regularly to provide the most current
  technology information available.

  RTL/jt

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