COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 86
May 16, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Statewide Meetings on the Proposed Licensure Regulations

 
  The Department of Education invites you to attend a meeting to
  provide an overview of the proposed licensure regulations for
  instructional personnel.  The meetings will be held on June 9
  and September 8, 1997, at the Sheraton Inn/Doubletree Hotel,
  2350 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901 (telephone
  number 804-973-2121).  You may attend either a morning session
  from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon or an afternoon session from
  1:00-3:30 p.m. on either June 9 or September 8.  Individuals
  interested in attending the meeting on June 9 should return
  the attached response form no later than June 2.  Those
  interested in attending the September 8 meeting should
  register by September 1, 1997. 

  During a joint meeting of the Board and the State Council of
  Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) on February 26, 1997,
  the Board of Education received a proposal from the Advisory
  Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL) to revise the
  licensure regulations for school personnel.  The Board of
  Education authorized the Department of Education to begin the
  required Virginia Register of Regulations' Provisions of the
  Administrative Process Act (APA), which includes a public
  comment period.   A series of public hearings will be
  conducted in September by the Board of Education, and you will
  be notified regarding logistics for those hearings at a later
  date.

  If you need additional information regarding the meetings,
  please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Thomas A. Elliott,
  Assistant Superintendent for Compliance, or Mrs. Patty Pitts,
  Associate Director for Licensure, at (804) 371-2522.

  RTL:psp
  Attachment:  A hard copy of this memo and its attachment
               will be sent to the superintendent's office

  c: Deans/Chairs of Education
     Institutions of Higher Education
     Licensure Contacts in School Divisions



     STATEWIDE MEETINGS ON PROPOSED LICENSURE REGULATIONS

                      REGISTRATION FORM


     The Department of Education invites you to attend a
  meeting to provide an overview of the proposed licensure
  regulations.  The meetings will be held on June 9 and
  September 8, 1997, at the Sheraton Inn/Doubletree Hotel,
  2350 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

     I plan to attend the meeting on proposed licensure
  regulations as indicated below:

     _______   JUNE 9, 1997 -- 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

     _______   JUNE 9, 1997 -- 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

     _______   SEPTEMBER 8, 1997 -- 9:30 to 12:00 noon

     _______   SEPTEMBER 8, 1997 -- 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


     NAME           ________________________________________

     SCHOOL DIVISION/
     EDUCATION AGENCY    ________________________________________

     ADDRESS        ________________________________________

                    ________________________________________

     PHONE NUMBER    (       )                              


  PLEASE SEND YOUR RESPONSE NO LATER THAN JUNE 2 FOR THE JUNE
  MEETING OR NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 1 FOR THE SEPTEMBER
  MEETING TO:

                    Dr. Thomas A. Elliott
           Assistant Superintendent for Compliance
                   Department of Education
                        P. O. Box 2120
                   Richmond, VA 23218-2120
                       FAX (804) 225-2831