COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 89
May 23, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Proposed Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel

 
  In July 1996, the Board of Education authorized the Department
  of Education to begin the required Virginia Register of
  Regulations' Provisions of the Administrative Process Act
  (APA) for proposed standards in the area of technology. Since
  that time, the Department staff has been working to acquire
  approval to process the standards through APA.  Many of you
  have received copies of the document; however, a copy of the
  proposed technology standards for instructional personnel is
  attached to ensure that all school division personnel are
  aware of the proposed requirements.  Even though the standards
  have not been approved, they may serve as a helpful guide as
  you develop professional development activities or technology
  plans.  Notification of public hearings and the written
  comment period will be published in the near future.

  Please do not hesitate to contact Thomas A. Elliott, Assistant
  Superintendent for Compliance, at (804) 371-2522 if you have
  any questions concerning the proposed technology standards for
  instructional personnel.  Questions pertaining to the content
  of the standards or the incorporation of them into division
  technology plans should be directed to Ida J. Hill, Division
  Chief for Technology, at (804) 225-2757.        


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