COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 38

March 15, 2002

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Student Advisory Committee to the Virginia Board of Education

 

The Virginia Board of Education is seeking applications from students who are interested in serving on the Student Advisory Committee for the 2002-2003 academic year. One nomination may be submitted from the following:

 

        Each public high school in Regions 1, 3, 6, 7, and 8 (Note: Regions 2, 4, and 5 are represented by current members who will continue in their service for a second year);

        Each public middle school in the commonwealth; and

        Each statewide student organization may also submit a nomination.

 

Student membership will consist of one high school student from each of the eight Superintendents Regions and four middle school students selected at-large from the commonwealth. The President of the Board of Education, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and two additional board members will also serve on the committee.

 

The Student Advisory Committee will meet at least three times during the 2002-2003 academic year, with two meetings to coincide with regularly scheduled Board meetings. The first meeting will be held on September 25-26, 2002.

 

The criteria for student selection are listed in the application packet (attached). Applications should be postmarked by April 16, 2002, and mailed to Dr. Margaret N. Roberts, executive assistant to the Board of Education, Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120.

 

For further information, please contact Dr. Roberts at (804) 225-2924; FAX (804) 225-2524; mail to: mroberts@mail.vak12ed.edu

 

 

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