COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 146
October 9, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Nominations for Peer Review Committee - Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program Grant

 
  The Department of Education is soliciting nominations
  from division superintendents for local educators who
  would be willing to serve on the Peer Review Committee
  for the competitive Comprehensive School Reform
  Demonstration Program Grants.  A program overview is
  attached, and additional information can be found in
  Supts. Administrative Memo No. 67, September 25, 1998.

  More than 20 Virginia educators will be invited to serve
  on the Peer Review Committee, which will meet on December
  1-2, 1998, at the Roslyn Conference Center in Richmond. 
  Because of driving distance, some participants may need
  to arrive on November 30.  Nominees should be teachers,
  principals, administrators, curriculum specialists, or
  others who have knowledge of school reform, Standards of
  Learning, and instructional delivery models.  
  Committee members will have the opportunity to read
  proposals on their own prior to the meeting, and for this
  activity, they will receive a $150 honorarium.  The full
  two-day meeting will give reviewers the opportunity to
  read and rate proposals, meet in groups to discuss the
  applications, and make recommendations.  Information will
  be sent to each participant concerning the specifics of
  the meeting by mid-November.  Participants' mileage,
  meals, and lodging will be paid by the Department of
  Education.  

  Selection of committee members will take into
  consideration a number of factors.  Additional
  nominations may be solicited from institutions of higher
  education.  To make your nomination, please complete and
  return the attached form to Diane Jay, Education
  Specialist, by October 28, 1998.  Questions about
  nominating educators for the Peer Review Committee should
  be directed to Mrs. Jay at 804/225-2905. 

  PDS/dj

  Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its 
               attachments will be sent to the
               superintendent's office.