COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 59

April 19, 2002

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Nominations for the History and Social Science and Health Education Textbook and Instructional Materials Review Committees

 

The purpose of this memo is to seek nominations for membership on the History and Social Science and Health Education Textbook and Instructional Materials Review Committees. History and Social Science personnel will be needed to staff eight committees listed in Attachment A. Health Education personnel will be needed to staff three committees listed in Attachment B. Three to five individuals will serve on each committee.

 

Publishers will be instructed to send each committee member the textbooks and related materials, including the proposed correlation of the materials with either the History and Social Science or the Health Standards of Learning. The committees will review the materials independently. We anticipate that the committees will meet in Richmond in July 2002 to compile the review documents.

 

Please nominate one or more distinguished history and social science and health educators in your division and forward to each of them a copy of the attached application to serve on the History and Social Science or Health Education Textbook and Instructional Materials Review Committees. The applications are provided as attachments A and B. Nominees should submit completed forms to the division superintendent for his/her signature; the forms are to be returned to the Department of Education by May 10, 2002. The return address is indicated on the applications.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Beverly Thurston (mailto:bthursto@pen.k12.va.us), history and social science specialist and textbook adoption coordinator, at (804) 225-2893. Thank you in advance for your interest and assistance.

 

JLD/CCB/tlc

 

Attachments

 

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/inf059a.doc

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/inf059b.doc