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

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 7
March 10, 2000

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Collection of Data Relative to Compliance with the Standards of Quality for 1999-2000


 Each year as a part of the annual report to the General Assembly on the conditions 
and needs of public education in Virginia, the Board of Education is required to 
report the level of compliance by school divisions with the requirements of the 
Standards of Quality.  This requirement is in response to Section 22.1-18 of the 
Code of Virginia.  The information required to prepare this report is not available 
to the Department of Education from other sources.

Please review the standards and the indicators (a list of standards indicators, 
Attachment B, is enclosed for your reference), and report on Attachment A your 
division's level of compliance with the standards. For each item listed on Attachment
A that your division is not in full compliance with, please provide a brief 
corrective action plan for complying with the requirement.  Our purpose in receiving
this information is to report accurate information to the Board of Education and 
the General Assembly, and to assist you in your efforts to comply with all 
applicable standards.  Please return Attachment A with any required corrective 
action plans as indicated on or before April 14, 2000. 

If you have questions regarding this request, please do not hesitate to contact 
Charles W. Finley, assistant superintendent for accountability services, 
804-786-9421 or by e-mail to cfinley@pen.k12.va.us.  

JLD/CWF/pfm

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