COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 35
March 16, 2001

INFORMATIONAL
 
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Public Hearings for Revised Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education

The Virginia Board of Education will hold two hearings on April 3, 2001, to solicit public comment on the proposed revised Standards of Learning for Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education. These Standards of Learning identify the essential content, processes, and skills for each grade level in these areas. The proposed standards are available on the Internet at:

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/healthprop.pdf

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/peprop.pdf

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/deprop.pdf

The hearings will begin at 7 p.m. Registration of speakers will begin at 6:30 p.m. Speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the Board of Education. Comments may also be mailed by April 3, 2001, to the content specialists listed below. The hearings will be at the following locations:
Fredericksburg -  James Monroe High School

2300 Washington Avenue

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Williamsburg - Lafayette High School

4460 Longhill Road

Williamsburg, VA 23188

Questions about the hearings may be addressed to the content specialists listed below at the following address: Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120.

Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education Specialists

Sandy Dofflemyer (mailto:sdofflem@mail.vak12ed.edu), specialist for K-12 Health and Physical Education, at (804) 225-2898

Vanessa Wigand (mailto:vwigand@mail.vak12ed.edu), specialist for K-12 Health, Physical Education, and Driver Education at (804) 225-3300
 
 
 
 

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