COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 171a
November 14, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Addendum to Superintendent's Memo #171, Informational

 
Please insert this addendum to the attachment to Superintendent's Memo
 #171:

     2.   The 1996 General Assembly appropriated funds for a two-year
          initiative for the statewide technology plan.  Each school
          division has the opportunity to request funds from the
          Department of Education to support their local technology
          plan, where 25 percent of the division's local match is 
          required to be used for staff development.


     New Paragraph:

     "The proposed regulation could require increased administrative
      tasks related to ensuring that instructional personnel meet the
      technology standards.  School divisions would have the
      responsibility of determining whether instructional personnel 
      have already met the competencies and provide staff development
      to assist instructional personnel who need additional training 
      in technology."


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