COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 156
August 12, 2005
Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
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
WCVE-CH 23 Richmond, WCVW-CH 57 Richmond, WHTJ-CH41 Charlottesville
Central Virginia Public Broadcasting
23 Sesame Street
Richmond, VA 23235
WVPT-CH 51 Harrisonburg
Ms. Charlotte Sappington, Educational Services Director
Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont Region Public Television
298 Port Republic Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
WNVT-CH 53 Falls Church
Ms. Ann Genetski, Education Services Director
8101-A Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042
WHRO-CH 15 Norfolk
Ms. Angie Callahan, Director Education & Childrens Services
Hampton Roads Public Television
5200 Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23508