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



 
 
 
 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 122
June 13, 2000

 

Informational

TO:         Division Superintendents

FROM:       Jo Lynne DeMary
            Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:    Minute of Silence

Senate Bill 209, passed by the 2000 General Assembly, requires the school board of each school division to establish the daily observance of a minute of silence in each classroom. The law becomes effective on July 1, 2000.

Attached is a memorandum to superintendents and public school principals that provides guidance for implementing the new legislation. Copies of this memorandum and the attachment are being sent to all public school principals.

Should you have any questions about this new law and how it should be implemented, please call Deputy Attorney General Ashley L. Taylor, Jr. at (804) 786-4072.

JLD:ADW/gjm

Attachments

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2000/inf122a.pdf

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2000/inf122b.pdf