COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 37
May 28, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Objectives for Personal Living and Finances
  On April 28, 1998, the General Assembly of Virginia
  approved SB527, a bill that directed the Virginia Board
  of Education to "develop and approve objectives for
  mathematics, at the middle and high school levels, for
  personal living and finances, which will focus on money
  management skills for individuals and families." During
  the April 28, 1999, Board of Education meeting, the Board
  approved the attached Objectives for Personal Living and
  Finances. The Code of Virginia 22.1-253.13:1.B specifies
  that these "objectives shall not be required to be
  included in the Board's Standards of Learning; and the
  Board shall not be required to evaluate student
  achievement concerning such objectives in the Standards
  of Learning Assessment Tests required by 22.1-253.13:3
  of the Code of Virginia."

  A Technical Assistance Resource Document is being sent to
  each division's mathematics contact person in conjunction
  with this memo. This resource document is intended to
  provide middle and high school teachers with information
  regarding the correlation of the approved objectives with
  the Mathematics Standards of Learning. A correlation of
  the approved objectives with vocational courses that are
  available to students is also included in the document.

  If you need additional information, please contact
  Maureen Hijar, Mathematics Specialist, at (804)786-6418
  or Anne Rowe,Business Program Specialist, at (804)225-2838.

  PDS/mbh
  Attachment:  A hard copy of this memo and its attach-
               ment will be sent to the superintendent's
               office.