SUPTS. MEMO NO. 197
October 20, 2000
|FROM:||Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
||Guidelines Governing the Donation to Students of Obsolete Educational Technology Hardware and Software Replaced by Local School Boards|
HB 805, enacted by the 2000 General Assembly, permits school divisions to donate replaced obsolete hardware and software to public school students, as provided for by guidelines developed by the Board of Education. This memorandum transmits the guidelines for donation adopted by the Board of Education on September 28, 2000. The guidelines address criteria for determining student eligibility and need; a required reporting system for the compilation of information concerning the number and socioeconomic characteristics of recipient students; and notification of parents of the availability of such donations. Local school boards should follow these guidelines when donating replaced computer hardware and software to students. Copies of the legislation and the board’s resolution are also attached. The code sections for your reference are §§ 22.1-129 D and 22.1-199.1 B 4.
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Division of Policy and Public Affairs at (804) 225-2092.