COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 154
October 10, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: A Directory of Resources for Schools and Communities

 
  The Office of Compensatory Programs is pleased to provide each
  school division in Virginia with a complimentary copy of the
  enclosed publication: A Directory of Resources for Schools and
  Communities in Virginia, 1997.

  This document is the result of exceptional state level
  interagency collaborative efforts.  The Commonwealth Alliance
  for Children, Schools and Communities (CACSF), a private non-profit 
  organization founded in 1995, provided the project oversight.
  Elizabeth G. Whitham, Executive Director of CACSF, served as 
  the project director.

  Under contract, the guide was developed by the Virginia
  Commonwealth University Center for School-Community
  Collaboration.  Funding was provided by the Office of
  Compensatory Programs and utilized federal funding from the
  Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA) of
  1994.

  Printing was made possible by a grant received from the
  Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, Transportation Safety
  Services, utilizing in-house printing services and federal
  funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety
  Administration (NHTSA).

  Six thousand copies of the directory were printed and are
  available, free of charge, for use by schools and communities
  in Virginia.  Please utilize the enclosed order form to
  request additional copies.  You may also want to duplicate
  this memo and provide a copy to private schools and community
  organizations within your school division.

  If you have questions, please call Arlene Cundiff in the
  Office of Compensatory Programs at 804/228-2871.

  RTL/saj
  Enclosure(s):     A hard copy of this memo and its enclosure
                    will be sent to the superintendent's office.