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

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 189
October 8, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Virginia School Principals' Week for 1999-2000 October 18-22, 1999


On behalf of the Department and the Board of Education, it 
is my pleasure to announce that Governor James S. Gilmore, 
III has signed a proclamation declaring the third week of 
October as Virginia School Principals' Week for 1999-2000.

I hope that you and others throughout your community will 
join me in acknowledging the tireless efforts of our school 
principals across the state.  Our school principals work 
diligently to help students and teachers excel, and their 
leadership and hard work are essential to the success of 
our schools.  They deserve all the recognition and praise 
we can give them.

Enclosed is a photocopy of the Governor's Proclamation for 
your review.  Under separate cover, I would like to mail a 
copy of the Proclamation to each of your principals.  Also, 
I hope that you and the other officials in your division 
will celebrate Virginia School Principals' Week for 1999-
2000 by planning a special community event or other 
function, as you deem appropriate.

If you have questions or wish copies of the Proclamation, 
please call Margaret N. Roberts, executive assistant for 
Board relations, Department of Education, at (804) 225-
2924.

Thank you for your consideration and help in getting the 
word out to your community about Virginia School 
Principals' Week for 1999-2000.

PDS/mnr/mfm

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