COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 104

June 13, 2003

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Proposed Emergency Regulations Governing the General Achievement Diploma (HB 1464)

 

The General Assembly this year approved House Bill 1464 that directs the Board of Education to establish by September 1, 2003, by regulation, requirements for the award of a general achievement diploma for those persons who have (i) achieved a passing score on the GED examination; (ii) successfully completed an education and training program designated by the Board of Education; and (iii) satisfied other requirements as may be established by the board for the award of such a diploma.

 

Proposed emergency regulations and requirements for the general achievement diploma were presented to the Board of Education on May 28, 2003. The Department of Education invites you to review and comment on the proposed emergency regulations and requirements that are attached to this memorandum. Comments will be accepted until July 15, 2003. Comments should be submitted to Maureen B. Hijar at the Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120 or e-mailed to her at the address below.

 

If you need additional information about the general achievement diploma, please contact Maureen B. Hijar, (mhijar@mail.vak12ed.edu), director of secondary instruction, at (804) 225-2894.

 

JLD/MBH

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