COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 160
August 27, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Student Leadership Survey

 
The 1999 General Assembly authorized a feasibility study to 
determine the need and support for a student leadership 
Summer Residential Governor's School at Jepson School for 
Leadership, University of Richmond.  The Virginia 
Department of Education has contracted with Jeffrey Schultz 
to serve as the coordinator and researcher for the study.

Recently, Mr. Schultz mailed superintendents a survey that 
asks several questions to determine the level of need and 
support the divisions would have for such a program.  The 
survey will provide the committee, consisting of 
representatives from gifted education, secondary 
principals, higher education, and the public, with vital 
information for the study.  The committee's report and 
recommendations will be presented to the Virginia Board of 
Education in the fall.

We appreciate your cooperation in responding to the survey.  
If you have questions about this study, please contact 
Barbara McGonagill, Secondary Instruction, (804) 225-2884 
or via e-mail at bmcgonag@pen.k12.va.us.

PDS/bkm