COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

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

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 88
June 21, 2002

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Resolutions from the 2002 General Assembly Session

 

 

This memorandum provides you with information about two resolutions that were passed during the 2002 General Assembly Session.

 

House Joint Resolution No. 58 supports the Board of Educations efforts to continue to ensure that the principles of freedom and individual rights are reflected in the Standards of Learning for the elementary and secondary school curriculum in an age-appropriate manner; and that local school boards seek to ensure that such principles are included within public school instruction. The complete resolution can be found at http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?021+ful+HJ158ER. The principles of freedom and individual rights are reflected in the following History and Social Science Standards of Learning:

K.8; 1.10; 2.10, 2.11, 2.12; 3.11, 3.12; VS.5a, 5b, 8b, 9b; USI.7b, 10a, b; USII.8a, b; CE.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11; VUS.4a, 5c, d, 6c, 7c, 8c, 13a, b; GOVT.1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 16, and 17.

 

Senate Joint Resolution No. 68 requests the Board of Education to encourage the public schools of the commonwealth to participate in the Friendship Through Education Initiative to promote an understanding of citizenship, appreciation for community service, and to build a culture of peace that respects the worth and dignity of all persons. The complete resolution can be found at http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?021+ful+SJ68ER. Information regarding this program can be found at the Friendship Through Education website at www.FriendshipThroughEducation.org.

 

For more information about these resolutions, contact Beverly Thurston, history and social science specialist, at (bthursto@mail.vak12ed.edu) or (804) 225-2893.

 

 

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