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


SUPTS. MEMO NO. 183
September 29, 2000

INFORMATIONAL
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Public Hearing and Transmittal of the "Statement of Administrative Impact and Projected Costs of Implementation" for Promulgating Regulations Governing Approved Programs for Virginia Institutions of Higher Education

The Board of Education will hold a hearing on October 19, 2000, to receive public comments on promulgating Regulations Governing Approved Programs for Virginia Institutions of Higher Education. The public hearing will begin at 2:30 p.m. on October 19, and will be held in the Board Room on the main floor of Lancaster Hall on the campus of Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia. Registration of speakers will begin at 2:00 p.m. Speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the Board.

Comments also will be accepted by mail or e-mail until November 24, 2000. Please submit comments to Dr. Thomas A.Elliott, assistant superintendent, Division of Teacher Education and Licensure, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120 or via e-mail at mailto:telliott@pen.k12.va.us.

As part of its responsibilities for promulgating new regulations or revising regulations, the Board of Education is required to develop a statement of the administrative impact and the projected costs of implementing and complying with such regulations. The Board and the Department of Education are required to send a copy of the statement to each division superintendent [Refer to Section 22.1-17 of the Code of Virginia].

Attached is a statement for the promulgation of Regulations Governing Approved Programs for Virginia Institutions of Higher Education. The full text of the proposed revisions is available on the Department of Education's website at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/newvdoe/teached.html.

Comments or questions regarding the impact statement or the public hearing should be directed to Dr. Thomas A. Elliott (mailto:telliott@pen.k12.va.us), assistant superintendent of teacher education and licensure, at (804) 371-2522.

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