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

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 102
July 20, 2001

INFORMATIONAL
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Resolutions Adopted by the 2001 Session of the Virginia General Assembly

This memorandum provides information regarding three resolutions adopted by the 2001 session of the Virginia General Assembly that are of interest to school superintendents and instructional personnel.

House Joint Resolution (HJR) 651 requests the Superintendent of Public Instruction to transmit a copy of the resolution, which expresses the commitment of the commonwealth to the principles represented by the Electoral College for circulation to the teachers of history and government in Virginia’s schools so that students may be acquainted with the principles of this nation’s government. Attachment A contains the full text of this resolution.

Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 377 designates February 25 each year as "African-American Scientist and Inventor Day." Attachment B contains the full text of this resolution.

Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 409 designates the fourth week in October of each year as "Read Aloud to a Child Week" in Virginia. Attachment C contains the full text of this resolution.

For questions related to these resolutions, please contact the following specialists:

HJR 651 – History and Social Science Specialist Dr. Beverly Thurston (mailto:bthursto@mail.vak12ed.edu) at (804) 225-2893;

SJR 377 – Associate Director of Secondary Instructional Services Vernon Wildy (mailto:vwildy@mail.vak12ed.edu) at (804) 225-2877; or

SJR 407 – English/Reading Specialist Barbara F. Jones (mailto:bjones@mail.vak12ed.edu) at (804) 786-1977.

The final legislative report for all bills and resolutions adopted by the 2001 General Assembly was provided to you through Superintendent’s Memo Number 78, Informational,

May 25, 2001. You may find the report on the department’s website at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/PolicyPub/legis98.

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Attachments

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2001/inf102a.pdf

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2001/inf102b.pdf

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2001/inf102c.pdf