P.O. BOX 2120




July 19, 2002



Division Superintendents



Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction



School Division Representatives for the Regional Schools Contracting and Planning Committee


The Virginia Master Plan for Public Telecommunications specifies that each of the five public television regions will be represented by a Regional Schools Contracting and Planning Committee, known as the RSCPC. The RSCPCs are coordinated through the public television stations and are critical to providing local representation for the selection of instructional television programming and the allocation of telecommunications services to schools.


The membership of each RSCPC shall be made up of school division superintendents, or their designees, for each school division within that region. Participation by a school division is based upon the open-broadcast coverage area. Recognizing that some school divisions might fall within two or more coverage areas, a school division may choose to participate in more than one RSCPC.


The State Superintendent of Public Instruction is to request annually that each school division superintendent identify his or her RSCPC affiliation and the name of the individual representing the school division.


Contact information is listed below for the five public television stations in Virginia. Please forward to the appropriate director of educational services the name, address, and telephone number of the person who will be serving as your RSCPC representative for the 2002-2003 school year.


If you have any questions concerning the RSCPC process you may call Linda Holt at the Department of Education, (804) 786-5149, or the director of educational services at the appropriate public television station.



Virginia Public TV Stations

Directors of Educational Services June 2002


WBRA-CH 15 Roanoke, WMSY-CH 52 Marion, WSBN-CH 47 Norton

Ms. Linda W. Pharis, V.P. Education Services

Blue Ridge Public Television

1215 McNeil Drive S. W.

Roanoke, VA 24015

Telephone (540) 344-0991

Fax (540) 344-2148


WCVE-CH 23 Richmond, WCVW-CH 57 Richmond, WHTJ-CH41 Charlottesville

Ms. Iris Beverly, V.P. Educational Services

Central Virginia Public Broadcasting

23 Sesame Street

Richmond, VA 23235

Telephone (804)560-8131

Fax (804)320-8729


WVPT-CH 51 Harrisonburg

Ms. Charlotte Sappington, Educational Services Director

Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont Region Public Television

298 Port Republic Road

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Telephone (540)434-5391

Fax (540)434-7481


WNVT-CH 53 Falls Church

Ms. Ann Genetski, Education Services Director

8101-A Lee Highway

Falls Church, VA 22042

Telephone (703)698-9682

Fax (703)849-9796


WHRO-CH 15 Norfolk

Angie Callahan, Director Education & Childrens Services

Hampton Roads Public Television

5200 Hampton Boulevard

Norfolk, VA 23508

Telephone (757)889-9400

Fax (757)489-0007