COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 64

April 11, 2003

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Public Hearing for Science Curriculum Framework

 

The Virginia Board of Education will hold two public hearings to solicit comment on the draft of the 2003 Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework. The public hearings will take place on April 29, 2003, and will be held at the following locations:

 

Senate Room B in the General Assembly Building
Capitol Square
Richmond, VA

Time: Immediately following the adjournment of the State Board of Education business meeting, which begins at 1:00 p.m., registration of speakers will begin at 12:30 p.m.

 

Rural Retreat High School Auditorium

Wythe County Public Schools
Rural Retreat, VA 24368
Phone: (276) 686-4143
Time: 7:00 p.m., registration of speakers will begin at 6:30 p.m.

 

Directions to these locations may be found on the Department of Educations website, http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/meetings.html.

 

Speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the board. Comments may be sent via mail, fax, or e-mail until April 28, 2003, to Eric Rhoades, science specialist, Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120; fax: (804) 786-1597; e-mail: scisol@mail.vak12ed.edu.

 

If you need additional information about the draft of the 2003 Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework, please contact James C. Firebaugh, (mailto:jfirebau@mail.vak12ed.edu), director, office of middle instructional services, at (804) 225-2651; or Eric Rhoades (mailto:erhoads@mail.vak12ed.edu), science specialist, office of secondary instructional services, at (804) 225-2676.

 

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