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

 
 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 197
October 20, 2000

INFORMATIONAL
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
 
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.

JLD/CAC/gjm

Attachments

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2000/inf197a.pdf

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2000/inf197b.pdf