COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 107
May 26, 2000

INFORMATIONAL
 

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Final Legislative Action of the 2000 General Assembly

This memorandum provides information about legislation passed by the 2000 session of the Virginia General Assembly that is of interest to superintendents and school division personnel. Information about General Assembly actions on public education bills proposed during the session is also included.

Legislative Information. Each bill passed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor is grouped by category for easy reference as shown in the Bill Summary Index at (http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/PolicyPub/legis98/billsum.pdf) Attachment A. Also included in Attachment A is a summary of each bill, by categories. Actions required by local school boards are presented within the summaries underlined and in bold print.

Final Legislative Tracking Report. The Final Legislative Tracking Report at (http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/PolicyPub/legis98/Part.html) reflects all actions on education-related legislation and is included as Attachment B.

Within the next few weeks the Department of Education will distribute a publication containing the text of bills passed by the 2000 General Assembly. The categories of this "legislation book" will correspond to the categories provided in the attached

bill summary. Please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Anne Wescott, assistant superintendent, the Division of Policy and Public Affairs at 804/225-2403 or by e-mail (awescott@mail.vak12ed.edu)if you need additional assistance or information.

JLD/CAC/gjm

Attachments

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/PolicyPub/legis98/billsum.pdf

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/PolicyPub/legis98/Part.html