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

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 79
April 21, 2000

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Electronic Mail Communication to Superintendents


 Effective June 1, 2000, all official electronic mail communication from the Acting 
Superintendent of Public Instruction to division superintendents will occur via 
newly established electronic mail accounts hosted by Virginia's Public Education 
Network (VA.PEN).  These accounts will be used frequently to communicate with 
division superintendents and ensure expedient transmittal of important information.

Division superintendents will receive confidential, written notification of the 
e-mail account name and password in the near future.  These electronic mail accounts 
may be accessed directly, or superintendents may configure their accounts to forward
mail to any other valid Internet address.

I hope the use of these e-mail accounts will facilitate timely communication.  If 
you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please contact Jerry 
Mathews (mailto:jmathews@pen.k12.va.us) or (804) 225-2950.

JLD/jm