COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 148
July 30, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Virginia's State Plan for Vocational and Technical Education, 2000-2004

 
In accordance with provisions of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational
Technical Education Act of 1998, those individuals, agencies, 
and organizations with an interest in vocational education are 
invited to review and comment on the proposed draft of Virginia's
State Plan for Vocational and Technical Education for Fiscal Years
2000-2004, which was presented to the State Board of Education for
the first review on June 24, 1999.  In moving forward with the
review process, there will be statewide public hearings and review
by the Governor of Virginia.

You are invited to attend one of the public hearings which have
been scheduled for Monday, August 30, 1999, 7:00 p.m. at the 
following locations:

   Fort Chiswell High School               Valley Vo-Tech Center
   Route 3, Box 255                        Route 3, Box 265
   Max Meadows                             Fishersville

   Spotsylvania Voc. Center                Woodside High School
   6713 Smith Station Road                 13450 Woodside Lane
   Spotsylvania                            Newport News

A copy of the plan is also included with this memo.  You are
invited to let us have your suggestions and recommendations. 
Please submit your comments in writing at the public hearings or
send them directly to Dr. Neils W. Brooks at the Virginia
Department of Education by August 30.  You may call Dr. Brooks 
at 804/225-2847 or email at nbrooks@pen.k12.va.us.

PDS:sgj

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

c:              Vocational Administrators