COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 156

August 12, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

School Division Representatives for the Regional Schools Contracting and Planning Committee

 

The Virginia Master Plan for Public Telecommunications specifies that each of the five public television regions will be represented by a Regional Schools Contracting and Planning Committee, known as the RSCPC. The RSCPCs are coordinated through the public television stations and are critical to providing local representation for the selection of instructional television programming and the allocation of telecommunications services to schools.

 

The membership of each RSCPC is made up of school division superintendents, or their designees, for each school division within that region. Participation by a school division is based upon the open-broadcast coverage area. A school division may choose to participate in more than one RSCPC if it falls within two or more coverage areas.

 

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction requests annually that each school division superintendent identify his or her RSCPC affiliation and the name of the individual representing the school division.

 

Contact information is listed below for the five public television stations in Virginia. Please forward to the appropriate director of educational services the name, address, and telephone number of the person who will be serving as your RSCPC representative for the 2005-2006 school year.

 

If you have any questions concerning the RSCPC process you may call Linda Holt at the Department of Education, (804) 786-5149, or the director of educational services at the appropriate public television station.

 

 

Virginia Public TV Stations

Directors of Educational Services

 

WBRA-CH 15 Roanoke, WMSY-CH 52 Marion, WSBN-CH 47 Norton

Ms. Linda W. Pharis, V.P. Education Services

Blue Ridge Public Television

1215 McNeil Drive S. W.

Roanoke, VA 24015

Telephone (540)344-0991

Fax (540)344-2148

 

WCVE-CH 23 Richmond, WCVW-CH 57 Richmond, WHTJ-CH41 Charlottesville

Ms. Iris Beverly, V.P. Educational Services

Central Virginia Public Broadcasting

23 Sesame Street

Richmond, VA 23235

Telephone (804)560-8131

Fax (804)320-8729

 

WVPT-CH 51 Harrisonburg

Ms. Charlotte Sappington, Educational Services Director

Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont Region Public Television

298 Port Republic Road

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Telephone (540)434-5391

Fax (540)434-7481

 

WNVT-CH 53 Falls Church

Ms. Ann Genetski, Education Services Director

8101-A Lee Highway

Falls Church, VA 22042

Telephone (703)698-9682

Fax (703)849-9796

 

WHRO-CH 15 Norfolk

Ms. Angie Callahan, Director Education & Childrens Services

Hampton Roads Public Television

5200 Hampton Boulevard

Norfolk, VA 23508

Telephone (757)889-9400

Fax (757)489-0007

 

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