COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 155

November 1, 2002

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Local Plan for Career and Technical Education

 

 

Superintendents Memo No. 82 provided an update on legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2002. The memo indicated that Senate Bill 334 would affect the development of the local plan for Career and Technical Education by requiring the involvement of area business and industry representatives and local community college representatives in developing the plan. In addition, this bill requires several additional narrative schedules to be added to the local plan as well as the involvement of the local school board in the development and approval of the plan. Due to these changes, we are providing information to you earlier this year so you will have more time for planning with the appropriate representatives and obtaining the required approval.

 

To introduce the revised Career and Technical Education Plan for 2003-04, James A. Gray, Jr., associate director, office of career and technical education services, will make a presentation at each of the upcoming Career and Technical Education administrators regional meetings. The presentation will include an overview of the plan as well as a description of the changes in the plan, which is the result of SB334.

 

Career and Technical Education administrators are encouraged to contact the regional chairperson to obtain the meeting time and location. Listed below is a schedule for the meetings and the name of each regional chairperson.

 

Region 2 November 20 Sarah Martin, Virginia Beach City

Region 3 November 8 Lee Browning, Spotsylvania County

Region 4 November 14 Mat Pasquale, Alexandria City

Region 5 December 19 Barry Arey, Shenandoah County

Region 6 November 7 Roger Johnson, Roanoke County

Region 7 December 5 Elizabeth Thomas, Washington County

Regions 1 & 8 November 22 Estelle Jones, Petersburg City

 

For additional information regarding the changes in the Career and Technical Education Plan, please contact James A. Gray, Jr. (jimgray@pen.k12.va.us), associate director, office of career and technical education services, at 804/225-2833.

 

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