COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 235

December 9, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Title VI, Rural and Low-Income School Symposium

 

The Department of Education is pleased to announce a Title VI, Rural and Low-Income School Program Symposium entitled Rural Schools: Building Upon Their Strengths. This symposium will address topics such as: 1) what rurality requires of principals; 2) reusing resources; 3) best fiscal management practices for rural schools; and 4) characteristics of professional communities.

 

The symposium will be held at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in Roanoke, Virginia. It will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, and conclude on Friday, February 10, 2006, at 2 p.m. School divisions that are recipients of Title VI funds are invited to send the Title VI coordinator or another representative to the symposium.

 

The Office of Continuing and Professional Education at Virginia Tech will manage the registration. Please fax the attached registration form to Terri Sadler, program coordinator, at (540) 231-9886 by Friday, January 20, 2006.

Ms. Sadler may be reached by telephone at (540) 231-2008. Breaks and lunch will be provided, lodging and parking will be master billed, and travel will be reimbursed in accordance with state guidelines.

 

If lodging is required, a reservation must be made directly with the Hotel Roanoke prior to Friday, January 20, 2006. The telephone number for the hotel is (540) 985-5900.

 

 

Please direct your questions regarding this symposium to Gabie Frazier (Gabie.Frazier@doe.virginia.gov), Title I specialist, at (804) 225-2907.

 

 

JDL/GF/hmt

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2005/inf235a.doc