COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 155

September 26, 2003

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Bill of Rights Poster for Schools

 

On March 22, 2003, the General Assembly of Virginia approved legislation requiring that all school boards prominently post the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States in each of their schools for all students to read. The actual legislation enacted by the General Assembly may be found in Chapter 902 of the Acts of Assembly at http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?031+ful+CHAP0902.

 

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, is pleased to present each school in Virginia with a copy of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States. This copy of the Bill of Rights is suitable for framing and posting in schools. The poster measures 15 3/8 by 21 3/8. The scheduled mailing is September 22, 2003, to each school.

 

For more information, please contact Beverly Thurston (bthursto@pen.k12.va.us), specialist, history and social science, Office of Middle Instructional Services, at (804) 225-2893.

 

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