COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 186

September 15, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Training Opportunity for the School-Level Academic Review Process for Schools Accredited with Warning in Tier II and Tier III

 

This memo provides information about regional training opportunities for school division staff in the school-level academic review process. This training will enable each school division to have one or more individuals on staff to have expertise in the school-level academic review process. The process includes, but is not limited to, identifying strengths and weaknesses of instructional practices, and understanding the components of effective school improvement plans.

 

The Department of Education (DOE) provides oversight for all academic reviews, but if a school is designated as a Tier II or Tier III school, school division personnel participate in the academic review process. Please refer to Superintendents Memo No. 202, dated October 7, 2005, for a complete explanation of the academic review process at the following link:

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

 

Each school division may send a team of up to three people to one of the training sessions listed below. Please make every effort to attend the training scheduled in your region. Participants may choose to attend a training scheduled outside of their region, but only if space is available. Participant count in each training session is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The training dates and locations are as follows:

 

REGION

DATE/TIME

LOCATION

2

October 13

 

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn

Virginia Beach Town Center

252 Town Center Drive

Virginia Beach, VA

(757) 326-6200

1 and 5

October 17

 

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.

Sheraton Park South

9901 Midlothian Turnpike

Richmond, VA

(804) 323-1144

3 and 4

October 19

 

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Holiday Inn Select

2801 Plank Road

Fredericksburg, VA

(540) 786-8321

6

October 25

 

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Wyndham Airport Roanoke

2801 Hershberger Road

Roanoke, VA

(540) 563-9300

7

October 26

 

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Breaks Interstate Park

611 Commission Circle

Breaks, VA

(276) 865-4413

8

November 1

 

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Longwood University

201 High Street

Farmville, VA

(434) 395-2000

 

Attached is a registration form to be completed and returned via fax to the attention of Marcia Birdsong at (804) 786-9763. The registration deadline for each session is ten (10) working days prior to the date of the training. There is no fee for this training, however, participants will be responsible for their lodging and travel expenses.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Annette Monroe-Martin, Office of School Improvement, at (804) 225-3146 or by e-mail to:

Annette.Monroe-Martin@doe.virginia.gov.

 

BKCJr/MO/pl

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf186a.pdf