COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 123

June 17, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Symposium on the Management of Student Education Records

 

The Virginia Department of Education in collaboration with the Public Schools Records Consortium and the U.S. Department of Educations Family Policy Compliance Office will offer two one-day symposiums on student education records. The symposiums are offered to school administrators responsible for the management of student records including principals, guidance counselors, and other school officials.

 

July 13, 2005, Sheraton Park South Hotel, 9901 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, Virginia (804 525-9538)

 

July 14, 2005, Hotel Roanoke, 110 Shenandoah Avenue, Roanoke, Virginia (540 985-5900)

 

The symposiums will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude by 3 p.m. The deadline for registration is July 11. You may obtain additional information and register at the following website address:

https://www.conted.vt.edu/ssl/mosr-e/index.lasso (Richmond)

https://www.conted.vt.edu/ssl/mosr-w/index.lasso (Roanoke)

On-site registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

 

The symposiums will feature discussions on the rights of parents and students regarding education records as outlined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Information will be provided on records retention and disposition and other challenging issues pertaining to the management of student education records.

 

For additional information, contact Dr. Sandra E. Ruffin, director of federal program monitoring, at (804) 225-2768 or Sandra.ruffin@doe.virginia.gov

 

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