COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 37

February 20, 2004

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Nominations for the Textbook and Instructional Materials Review Committees

 

The purpose of this memorandum is to seek nominations for membership on 20042005 textbook and instructional materials review committees in several core discipline areas. These committees include:

 

Attached to this memorandum are three separate response forms, one for each of the discipline areas being reviewed. Please nominate one or more distinguished educators in your division, and forward to each of them a copy of the appropriate application to serve on one of the textbook and instructional materials review committees. Nominees should submit completed forms to the division superintendent for his/her signature. The forms are to be returned to the Department of Education by April 1, 2004. All applicants will be notified of their status on the committees by April 16, 2004.

 

Participants will be selected based on discipline area expertise, experience, and statewide representation. Publishers will be instructed to send the textbooks and related materials, including the proposed correlations with the Standards of Learning in each discipline area, to those educators chosen to participate. Publishers materials will be sent to the selected committee members around June 1, 2004. After receiving the materials from publishers, each committee member will review the materials independently at home. The committees will meet in Richmond during the summer according to the following schedule:

Meals and lodging will be provided. Mileage will be reimbursed in accordance with current state guidelines, and committee members will receive a $100 honorarium and a certificate of eligibility for 30 licensure renewal points.

 

Thank you in advance for your interest and assistance in this important process. If you have any questions, please contact Beverly Thurston (bthursto@mail.vak12ed.edu), textbook adoption coordinator, Office of Middle Instructional Services, at (804) 225-2893.

 

JLD/yba

 

Attachments

 

English: /administrators/superintendents_memos/2004/inf037a.pdf

foreign language: /administrators/superintendents_memos/2004/inf037b.pdf

mathematics: /administrators/superintendents_memos/2004/inf037c.pdf