SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 70
October 19, 1998
|FROM:||Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||School Facility Survey|
We have been asked by The Joint Committee to Study Educational Infrastructure (HJR 165, 1998) to mail out and receive your completed responses of the enclosed survey. Please notice that Section 1: School Division Data (pages 2 through 6) needs to be completed once for your division by an individual that has overall knowledge of your budget and spending patterns. Section 2: Elementary School Data (pages 1 through 11), Section 3: Middle School Data (pages 1 through 11), and Section 4: High School Data (pages 1 through 11) will need to be duplicated and distributed to each of your schools and centers for completion by someone who is very familiar with the particular facility. Please choose the section of the survey that most closely describes the grade pattern in each facility. A combined school may need to use two or three sections but you only need to answer the duplicated questions on building condition one time. If multiple sections are used, please staple the survey together and note on the first page the special conditions at that school. For consistency and accuracy, we ask that you coordinate the responses and any questions through your central office. Since the Department of Education did not develop the survey, we cannot interpret or explain the intent or meaning of individual questions. Please do your best to answer all questions completely to the best of your knowledge. Facilities Services will do their best to answer any questions that may develop, but we do ask that you try to answer the questions from individual schools first before calling Richmond. If the questions cannot be answered at your division, please call David Boddy, Hunter Barnes, or Vijay Ramnarain at (804) 225-2035 and indicate you have a survey question. Please package all of your division's responses together at your central office prior to November 30, 1998, and mail to: Department of Education P. O. Box 2120 Richmond, VA 23218-2120 Attn: David Boddy - Survey A cover letter included with your submission indicating the surveys enclosed and any special circumstances or missing schools would be a big help in tabulating the responses. PDS/ya Enclosure: A hard copy of this memo and its attachment will be sent to the superintendent's office.