COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 120
August 21, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Information Technology Strategic Plan 

 
The Department of Education has contracted with KPMG Peat Marwick
LLP to develop a long-range information technology strategic plan
for the administrative software systems of the department and
public school divisions.  The goals of this initiative include
assessment of the existing and desired information technology
environments and development of a strategic direction to guide
our future efforts.

As part of this study, KPMG will solicit feedback from division
superintendents, principals, and teachers through the eight
superintendents' regional study groups.  Additionally, KPMG will
distribute surveys to division technology personnel to determine
the current technology environment and information needs in each
school division.

Should you be contacted by Ms. Alison Otis, Mr. Peter Koumalats,
Mr. David Feild, or Mr. Steven Guttentag, I urge your full
cooperation.  Your contributions to this initiative will help
ensure the development and implementation of a successful plan
for using technology to improve the education of Virginia's
children.  Questions or requests for additional information
should be directed to Mr. Jerry Mathews, 804-225-2950, or
jmathews@pen.k12.va.us.

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