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

 
 
 
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 162
August 25, 2000

 

INFORMATIONAL
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Leadership Training Institutes on Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Teachers, Administrators, and Superintendents

 
The May 19, 2000, Informational Superintendent's Memorandum Number 100 informed you of the Board of Education's adoption of Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Teachers, Administrators, and Superintendents. You also received a copy of the adopted guidelines which were designed in response to the 1999 Education Accountability and Quality Enhancement Act (House Bill 2710 and Senate Bill 1145).

Recently, the Department of Education provided a grant to the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, to work collaboratively with The College of William and Mary and several professional organizations to conduct a series of leadership training institutes based on the uniform performance standards. The institutes will be conducted on the following dates: September 21, 2000, at the Riverside Center, Stafford County;
September 28, 2000, at the Hampton Holiday Inn; March 8, 2001, at the Wyndham Roanoke Airport Hotel; and March 15, 2001, at the Charlottesville Doubletree Hotel. I encourage you and representatives of your school division to consider the advantages of participating in one of the four training sessions. Each session has an attendance limit of 250 and will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. Brochures with additional details about the training sessions are available by calling the Virginia Association of School Superintendents at (804) 924-0538.

If you have questions about the leadership training institutes, please do not hesitate to contact Andy Stamp, Virginia Association of School Superintendents, at (804) 924-0538,or Thomas A. Elliott, (mailto: telliott@pen.k12.va.us), assistant superintendent of teacher education and licensure, Virginia Department of Education, at (804) 371-2522.

JLD/tae