COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 7

January 5, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Tracking Legislation during the 2006 General Assembly

 

This memorandum provides information regarding the 2006 session of the Virginia General Assembly. The General Assembly is scheduled to convene January 11, 2006, and is scheduled to adjourn on March 11, 2006. The Division of Policy and Communications will keep you apprised of proposed legislation of interest to school superintendents and division personnel through the posting of legislative tracking reports for bills and resolutions during the session on our website.

 

The legislative reports for the 2006 General Assembly will be posted on the Department of Educations website at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/PolicyPub/legis98. These reports will reflect the status of education-related legislation tracked by the Department of Education. The history of any bill or resolution, all amendments, and the text of the legislation will be available by clicking on the bill or resolution number in the Legislative Tracking Reports.

 

At the conclusion of the 2006 General Assembly, final tracking reports will be posted in the same location on our website. These will reflect the final action on education-related legislation tracked by the Department of Education. The history of any bill or resolution, all amendments, and the text of the final version will still be available by clicking on the bill or resolution number in the Final Legislative Tracking Reports. Additionally, we will issue a Superintendents Memorandum summarizing the bills and any actions that may or must be taken by local school boards. Later, we will issue a separate Superintendents Memorandum outlining the bills that amended the Standards of Quality and providing a copy of the revised standards for 2006.

 

I hope this information will assist you in following bills of interest during the 2006 General Assembly Session. Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Policy and Communications, by telephone at (804) 225-2403 or by electronic mail at policy@doe.virginia.gov if you need additional information.

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