COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 177
November 21, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Availability of Information Related to School Health Programs

 
     This is to advise you of the availability of two
  publications related to school health services and programs. 
  The document School Nursing Services: A Summary of School
  Nursing Services Personnel and Selected School Health
  Services Components in Virginia's Public Schools for the
  1996-97 School Year, provides data on nurses employed in
  Virginia public schools. The report was implemented under
  the leadership of the Virginia Department of Health and
  reflects information provided by each local school division
  in the Commonwealth.  

     The Virginia School Health Education Profile provides a
  summary of health education in middle and high schools in
  Virginia.   This report was prepared by the Center for
  Outcomes Research and Data Analysis, College of Nursing and
  Health Science, George Mason University, under the
  leadership of the Department of Education.  Funding for this
  study was provided through the Department's cooperative
  agreement with the Centers for Disease Control.

     If you wish to obtain copies of either of these
  documents, please contact Gwen Smith, Specialist for School
  Health Services at (804) 786-8671 (E-mail,
  gpsmith@pen.k12.va.us).  The School Nursing Services report
  is being provided to School Health Advisory Board chairs.

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