COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 249

December 16, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Standards of Learning for Fine Arts Public Hearings

 

The Virginia Board of Education will hold two public hearings to solicit comment on the proposed revised Standards of Learning for Fine Arts. These will be held on January 11 and 26, 2006. The Fine Arts Standards of Learning identify the essential content, processes, and skills for each grade level and/or courses in dance arts, music, theatre arts, and the visual arts. The proposed standards are available on the Internet at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/SOLcommentforms/.

 

The January 11, 2006, hearing 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 will begin at 10:30 a.m.

 

The January 26, 2006, hearing will be held at Galax High School, 200 Maroon Tide Drive, Galax, VA 24333. The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. Registration of speakers will begin at 6:30 p.m.

 

Speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the Board of Education. Comments may also be mailed by February 26, 2006, to Cheryle C. Gardner, principal specialist of fine arts, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120.

 

The Department of Education requests that this information be shared with members of your education community and local board of education. If you have questions about the public hearings or the proposed Fine Arts Standards of Learning, please contact Cheryle C. Gardner (Cherry.Gardner@doe.virginia.gov) at (804) 225-2881.

 

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