COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 233

October 27, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Public Comment and Public Hearings on the Proposed Revised Foreign Language Standards of Learning

 

On October 25, 2006, the Virginia Board of Education accepted for first review the proposed revised Foreign Language Standards of Learning. The Virginia Board of Education is now seeking public comment on these Standards of Learning for use in Virginia public schools.

 

The Department of Education has posted the proposed revised Foreign Language Standards of Learning on the Department of Educations website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/Language/ with e-mail links for public comment under the headings below:

French frenchsol@doe.virginia.gov;

German germansol@doe.virginia.gov;

Latin latinsol@doe.virginia.gov;

Spanish spanishsol@doe.virginia.gov; and

Modern Foreign Languages modernlangsol@doe.virginia.gov.

The public comment period will remain active for 30 days, or until November 30, 2006. Comments may also be sent via mail or fax to Helen Small, specialist for foreign languages, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120; fax (804) 786-5466.

 

The Virginia Board of Education will hold two public hearings to solicit comments on the proposed revised Foreign Language Standards of Learning. Below are the dates and locations of the public hearings:

 

November 29, 2006

James Monroe Building

Jefferson Board Room, 22nd Floor

101 N. 14th Street

Richmond, VA 23219

Time: 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 for the hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. Directions to this location may be found on the Department of Educations website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/meetings.html. Speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the Board.

 

December 5, 2006

Robinson Secondary School

5035 Sideburn Road

Burke, VA 22032

Time: 6:30 p.m. Registration of speakers will begin at 5:30 p.m. Directions to this location may be found at: http://www.fcps.edu/maps/robin.htm.

 

The Department of Education requests that this information be shared with members of your education community and local board of education. For additional information about the proposed revised Foreign Language Standards of Learning, please contact Helen Small by e-mail at Helen.Small@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-3666.

 

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