COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 184

December 21, 2001

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Nominations for Appointments to the Adult Education and Literacy Advisory Committee of the Board of Education

 

 

In June 2001 the Board of Education created an Advisory Committee on Adult Education and Literacy to offer recommendations to the board. The board adopted a resolution establishing operating guidelines, which included the number of committee members and terms of office. Kirk Schroder, president of the Board of Education, appointed 11 advisory committee members. At its October 2001 meeting, the board amended the guidelines for operating the advisory committee to extend the membership of the committee to include three additional positions.

 

Nominations of persons interested in serving on this advisory committee are being solicited across the state. The board is committed to maintaining an ethnic and regional balance on the committee. Nominees may be adult educators from school divisions, community colleges, or community-based organizations. Nominees may also include superintendents and representatives from business or the community. Former adult education students are also eligible for membership on the advisory committee.

 

Nominations may be made on behalf of individuals who have agreed to have their name considered for this position. Self-nominations are encouraged.

 

The Advisory Committee on Adult Education and Literacy meets quarterly, usually in Richmond. Those placing their names in nomination agree to participate in all meetings. Expenses for travel at the state rate are reimbursable.

 

Nominations will be solicited through January 15, 2002. To place a name in nomination, please complete the attached form and return it to Dr. Yvonne V. Thayer, director of adult education and literacy, Virginia Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120. Questions should be directed to Dr. Thayer (ythayer@mail.vak12ed.edu) at 804-225-2075.

 

 

 

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