COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 145

July 23, 2004

 

INFORMATIONAL


TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Addition to Family Life Education Guidelines

 

This memorandum provides information regarding an amendment to the Family Life Education Guidelines as a result of action by the 2004 session of the Virginia General Assembly. House Bill 1015 amended 22.1-207.1 of the Code of Virginia to require that the Board of Education include steps to take to avoid sexual assault, and the availability of counseling and legal resources, and, in the event of such sexual assault, the importance of immediate medical attention and advice, as well as the requirements of the law in its curriculum guidelines for a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education curriculum. The guidelines have been revised to reflect Board of Education action to implement the 2004 legislation.

 

You may download the complete document Family Life Education Board of Education Guidelines for Virginia Public Schools from the following websites: www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/studentsrvcs/familylife.shtml

and http://www.longwood.edu/vchetrc/.

 

Hard copies will be available by the middle of August and distributed to each school division. Questions about the Family Life Education program or the changes to the Code of Virginia may be directed to Muriel Azria-Evans at (804) 225-4543, (mail to: mailto:mazria-e@mail.vak12ed.edu).

 

 

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