COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 237

November 19, 2004

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Nominations for the 2005-2008 Term of the Virginia Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted

 

Article nine, Section 2 of the Bylaws of the Virginia Board of Education adopted in September 2004, authorizes the board to create advisory committees and to prescribe studies those advisory committees are to undertake. The Virginia Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted was created by the board in 1982 and was requested to provide the board and the Superintendent of Public Instruction with advice and recommendations regarding educational services for gifted students in public schools. At the boards direction, the committee studies issues related to the education of the gifted and to the Governors School program. Its findings are provided to the Board of Education in a manner and at a time prescribed by the board.

 

Nominees are being sought for the three-year term that will begin in September 2005 and end in June 2008. Nominees are being sought who have expertise in the following areas:

 

 

 

 

Superintendents and other individuals are invited to recommend nominees to the Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted. In March 2005, nominee qualifications will be reviewed by the Department of Education and a slate of recommended members will be submitted to the Board of Education in June 2005 for approval.

 

Nominations may be made by completing the recommendation form attached to this memo and sending it electronically to Dr. Barbara McGonagill(bmcgonag@mail.vak12ed.edu), principal specialist, Governors Schools and Gifted Education, Office of Secondary Instructional Services, by January 17, 2005. The recommendation form is also available in Microsoft Word format at the Virginia Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted Web page at the following address:

www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/Gifted/vachome.html.

 

Questions regarding the Virginia Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted, its membership, or activities may be addressed to Dr. McGonagill at 804/225-2884.

 

JLD/bkm

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2004/inf237a.pdf