COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 224

November 4, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Public Comment Period and Public Hearing for the Fine Arts Standards of Learning

 

On October 26, 2005, the Virginia Board of Education accepted for first review the proposed Fine Arts Standards of Learning. The Virginia Board of Education is now seeking public comments on these Standards of Learning for use in the public schools in the commonwealth.

 

The Department of Education has posted the proposed Fine Arts Standards of Learning on the Department of Educations website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/SOLcommentforms/ with e-mail links for public comment under the headings of dance arts, music, theatre arts, and visual arts.

 

The Virginia Board of Education will hold one public hearing to solicit comments on the proposed Fine Arts Standards of Learning. The public hearing will take place on January 11, 2006, and will be held at the James Monroe Building, 101 N. 14th Street, Richmond, VA 23219. The hearing will be held immediately following the adjournment of the Board of Education business meeting, which begins at 9 a.m. Registration of speakers for the hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m.

 

Directions to this location may be found on the Department of Educations website, http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/meetings.html.

 

Speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the board. Comments may be sent via mail, fax, or e-mail until February 6, 2006, to Cheryle C. Gardner, principal specialist of fine arts, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120; fax: 804/786-5466.

 

If you need additional information about the draft of the Fine Arts Standards of Learning, please contact Mrs. Gardner at Cherry.Gardner@doe.virginia.gov, or at 804/225-2881.

 

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