COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 213

October 6, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2006 Family Life Education Survey

 

The purpose of this memo is to provide information regarding the 2006 Family Life Education (FLE) Survey as requested in the 2006 session of the General Assembly by Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) NO. 171. SJR 171 requests the Virginia Board of Education to survey Family Life Education Programs in our public schools, including: whether the local school division offers Family Life Education instruction; the curricula used by school divisions; the content of instruction; the qualifications of Family Life Education teachers and teacher training; the number and percentage of children who opt out each year; and parental and community involvement in the program. By collecting information on the status of FLE, the Department of Education will be better equipped to provide focused technical assistance to school divisions. The results of the study must be reported to the 2007 General Assembly session.

 

The FLE survey will be mailed to you within the next few weeks. A copy is attached. Please ask the person in the division most closely involved in the Family Life Education program to complete the survey and submit it to Ann F. Harman at the address listed on the survey form by October 27, 2006.

 

If you have questions about the survey, please contact Caroline Fuller, comprehensive health specialist, at caroline.fuller@doe.virginia.gov, or Cynthia Cave, director of student services, at cynthia.cave@doe.virginia.gov.

 

Thank you for your assistance.

 

BKCJr/cf

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf213a.doc