COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 12
December 4, 1997

REGULATORY

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
Certificate of Appointment, Oath of Superintendent, and
Renewal of the Division 

 
     The Virginia statute requires that every division
  superintendent, before entering upon the duties of the office,
  must take and subscribe the oath prescribed for an officer of
  the Commonwealth.  A certificate of the clerk of the court in
  which the oath is administered must be submitted to the
  Department of Education. 

     Attached are copies of the certificate of appointment and
  oath of superintendent that should be completed at the time
  the division superintendent is appointed.  Many of you have
  sent these certificates to the Department; therefore, it is
  not necessary to resubmit using the attached forms.  Please
  maintain these forms on file for future use.

     Superintendents may only be appointed by a school board
  from individuals who are named on the List of Eligible
  Superintendents.  Such individuals must hold a division
  superintendent license, which was established in 1993. 
  Individuals issued a five-year, renewable division
  superintendent license in 1993 must renew that license in
  1998.  Renewal of the division superintendent license is based
  on the requirements outlined in The Virginia Recertification
  Manual, July 1990.  Requests for renewal may be submitted any
  time after January 1 of the year in which the license expires. 
  Verification of completion of 180 professional development
  points and the renewal fee of $25 should be sent directly to
  Dr. Thomas A. Elliott, Assistant Superintendent for
  Compliance.

     Please do not hesitate to contact me or Dr. Elliott at
  (804) 371-2522 if  you have any questions.

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