DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 20

May 3, 2002

ADMINISTRATIVE

 

 

TO: Division Superintendents

 

FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT: 2001 - 2002 Annual Report, Programs for Gifted Education

 

 

Changes in legislation enacted by the General Assembly in 1999 require each school division to provide the Department of Education with annual information regarding its gifted education program and services. In 1999, the Virginia Code was modified to include the following provision:

 

Each local school division shall submit the annual report, "Programs for Gifted Education," as required by Board regulations, to the Department of Education. [22.1-18.1 of the Code of Virginia]

 

The 2001 - 2002 Annual Report for the Education of the Gifted should be completed using Microsoft Excel 97 or later software. The annual report and instructions may be accessed on the Web at the following Internet address:

 

www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Publications/Gifted/datacoll/coll.htm

 

Completed reports should be sent electronically as an Excel spreadsheet to the Department of Education (mailto:gar2002@pen.k12.va.us) by July 31, 2002.

 

Questions regarding the completion of the document should be addressed to Dr. Barbara McGonagill (mailto:bmcgonag@pen.k12.va.us), specialist, Governors Schools and Gifted Education, Office of Secondary Instructional Services, at 804/225-2884.

 

Thank you for your assistance with this activity and your continued support of gifted education.

 

JLD/bkm