COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 118
June 11, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Final Legislative Action of the 1999 General Assembly


 This memorandum provides information about legislation passed by the 1999 session of the Virginia General Assembly that is
 of interest to superintendents and school divisions. Information on follow-up activities related to studies, guidelines, and
 staffing is included. 

 Legislative Information - Each piece of legislation that is of interest to superintendents and school divisions is described and
 indexed by category for easy reference and is included as Attachment 1.  

 Final Legislative Tracking Report - The Final Legislative Tracking Report reflects action on education- related legislation and
 is included as Attachment 2. 

 Within the next few weeks, the Department of Education will distribute a publication containing the texts of bills passed by the
 1999 General Assembly which are included in the legislative tracking report. The indexing of that publication should
 correspond to the indexing of the "legislative information" attachment to this memo. I hope you find this helpful and will not
 hesitate to call for additional information if it is needed. Mrs. Diane T. Atkinson, Assistant Superintendent, Division of Policy
 and Public Affairs, will be pleased to assist you, and she can be reached at (804) 225-2403. 

 PDS/dta

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