COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 21
February 6, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Thomas L. Shortt, Assistant Superintendent for Policy and Public Affairs
SUBJECT: Virginia General Assembly Tracking Report 

 
  Enclosed is the most recent "Status of Legislation Impacting
  Education".  This tracking report is also available on the
  Internet on the DOE home page at the following address:
  http://www.pen.k12.va.us.  As a reminder, Virginia's PEN
  users have access to the DOE home page.  Additional
  information regarding the legislative session and bills can
  be found on the Virginia Legislative Information System at
  http://leg1.state.va.us.  At this website you will find a
  status of meetings, bills and bill summaries that may be of
  interest to you.  

  The enclosed tracking report is for your reference, and most
  of the legislation impacting K-12 education is listed with a
  status of each bill.  Every Friday afternoon, we will update
  and put this report on the DOE website for your
  convenience.  Following the close of the session, I will
  forward a second report to you showing final action taken on
  the bills. 

  If you have any questions about the use of Virginia's PEN,
  please contact Management Information Systems, 804/225-2099. 
  For further assistance concerning legislative matters,
  please feel free to contact me or one of my staff members in
  the Division of Policy and Public Affairs, 804/225-2403.  


  TLS/ci

  Enclosure:   A hard copy of this memo and its enclosure
               will be sent to the superintendent's office