COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 72
May 15, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Virginia School Principals' Week, May 17-23, 1998 

 
  Governor James Gilmore has declared May 17-23, 1998 as
  Virginia School Principals' Week in the Commonwealth of
  Virginia. The Governor recognizes that principals in Virginia
  are responsible for instructional leadership and effective
  school management, promoting positive student achievement,
  safe and secure environments, and the efficient use of
  resources. 

  Observance of Virginia School Principals' Week provides the
  citizens of Virginia with an opportunity to recognize the role
  of Virginia's principals in helping to ensure implementation
  of the Standards of Learning and the new Standards of
  Accreditation. The Department of Education joins Governor
  Gilmore in acknowledging Virginia's principals for providing
  responsible leadership for the proper implementation of the
  state's reform initiatives.

  We hope that you will announce the observance of Virginia
  School Principals' Week and plan activities to honor your
  principals.

  If you have questions about this announcement, please call Dr.
  Patricia I. Wright, Director of Secondary Instruction, at
  (804) 225-2880.

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