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



SUPTS. MEMO NO. 139
July 21, 2000

INFORMATIONAL
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: VA.PEN Dialup Service Improvements

In our continuing effort to provide reliable phone connection service to Virginia’s Public Education Network (VA.PEN), the Department of Education is upgrading its 800 number (toll-free) service. By October 1, 2000, we expect to disconnect all local access numbers and rely exclusively upon 800 number service for dialup connection. The locations and dates for discontinued local access will be posted on our website as disconnections are scheduled (http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/motd). Additionally, we will notify all VA.PEN members via electronic mail and invite them to begin using our toll-free 800 number (800-537-4481) as local service becomes unavailable in their respective geographic areas.

Thank you for your continued support as we work to enhance and improve VA.PEN. Should you have questions or require additional assistance, please contact Jerry Mathews, 804-225-2950 (mailto:jmathews@pen.k12.va.us).

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