COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 60

March 10, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Survey for Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE)

 

In April 2005, the Virginia Department of Education began collecting data on Virginias progress toward meeting educational goals related to watersheds and related educational programs in the commonwealths schools. Using the Single Sign-on for Web Application Systems (SSWS), school divisions provided these data, which were reported to Governor Warner and the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council as part of the requirement of the multi-state 2000 Chesapeake Bay Agreement (http://www.chesapeakebay.net/agreement.htm) and the recently signed Chesapeake Watershed Education Agreement: Fostering Chesapeake Stewardship (http://www.chesapeakebay.net/exec.htm).

 

The department is again requesting that school divisions complete a short survey describing watershed and related educational activities. The department is required to provide this information to the Governor each year. The department will develop a division-by-division report.

 

Please complete the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) electronic survey by May 5, 2006, at https://eb01.vak12ed.edu/ssws using your school divisions Single Sign-On for Web Application Systems (SSWS) login and password. A copy of the electronic survey is attached. If you (or the person completing the survey) do not have access to the MWEE survey application through SSWS, please contact your local SSWS administrator for assistance.

 

If you have questions about the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience survey or assistance identifying your school divisions SSWS administrator, please contact Eric M. Rhoades eric.rhoades@doe.virginia.gov, coordinator of science, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, at (804) 225-2676.

 

PIW/ER/yba

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf060a.pdf