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

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 50
March 17, 2000

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Virginia Partners in Education Conference April 9-10, 2000


 This memorandum is to encourage your participation in an upcoming event that is 
being held to promote student success.  The Virginia Partners in Education is 
sponsoring a conference, "Building Better Communities Through Partnerships," 
April 9-10, 2000 at the Richmond Hyatt.  The conference will highlight successful 
partnerships between the schools and local businesses, community organizations, and 
other agencies to support and extend educational opportunities for young people.

Schools, alone, cannot make the difference in the lives of our young people that we 
can make by working together to forge community partnerships.  At this conference 
you will see and hear of many examples of partnerships that are making a difference 
on a very personal level in the lives of our students.  The keynote speaker is Mr. 
Robert Goodwin, president of the Points of Light Foundation.

The conference will also provide opportunities for leadership development and 
networking and will focus on the establishment and maintenance of effective 
partnerships involving the public schools.  Please show your support for students' 
success by taking the time to attend the conference and encouraging others to do 
the same.

Registration information can be obtained by contacting Christy Ball at (804) 
395-2655 or email svbec@longwood.lwc.edu.

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