COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 190
December 19, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Facilities Conference February 23-24, 1998



          Enclosed is a brochure describing a workshop that we
  are co-sponsoring with Virginia Tech's Division of Continuing
  Education in Blacksburg on February 23-24, 1998.  There will
  be a two day interactive workshop titled "Implementing Change
  - Hot Topics in Educational Facility Planning and Design." 
  The registration fee includes a banquet on Monday evening, a
  continental breakfast on Tuesday morning, and  lunch on
  Tuesday, as well as your room for Monday night.  There will
  also be an exhibit of recent school projects completed in
  Virginia and a distinguished jury to give recognition from the
  Department of Education to the most successful projects. 
  Plaques will be presented to the architects and winning
  schools in four categories.

     A meeting of Virginia Educational Facility Planners
  (VEFP) is scheduled for after breakfast on Tuesday morning. 
  This organization, now a chapter of the Council of Educational
  Facility Planners, Southeast Region, wants your input on
  future programs and meeting locations.  Please plan to attend
  and express your needs to the Board of Trustees and
  participate in the election of new officers.

     Please register directly with Virginia Tech using the
  form in the brochure.  For questions on the program, please
  call David Boddy, Director, Facilities Services at (804) 225-2035.

  RTL:aam

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