SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 113
August 7, 1998
|FROM:||Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||General Assembly Resolutions Concerning Gifted Education and Substance Abuse|
The General Assembly has asked that I transmit two resolutions from the 1998 session in order that you have the sense of the Assembly on the issues of add-on endorsements in gifted education and substance abuse prevention. House Joint Resolution No. 250 (attached) states that the House of Delegates with the Senate concurring encourage personnel who are working with gifted students to seek the add-on endorsement in gifted education. House Joint Resolution No. 254 (attached) includes the following provision: "Within available resources, (i) offenders in the criminal justice system shall have access to substance abuse treatment both in corrections facilities and the community; (ii) a continuum of care, consistent with minimum standards, shall be available to all persons with substance abuse problems and their families, so that these persons can lead a normal life as productive members of society; and (iii) the minimal continuum of care shall include prevention and education, comprehensive assessment, case management, outpatient counseling, detoxification, and residential treatment services." These two resolutions are provided for your information. If you have any questions regarding these resolutions, please contact Diane Atkinson, Assistant Superintendent for Policy and Public Affairs, at (804) 225-2403. PDS/DTA/gjm Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachments will be sent to the superintendent's office.