COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 160

August 10, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Updated Family Life Guidelines

 

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide information regarding an amendment to the Board of Education Guidelines for Family Life Education as required by the 2007 session of the Virginia General Assembly. House Bill 1916 amended 22.1-207.1 of the Code of Virginia to require that information concerning dating violence and the characteristics of abusive relationships be included in the Family Life Education curriculum guidelines. The guidelines have been revised to reflect Board of Education action to implement the 2007 legislation.

 

The revised guidelines may be downloaded from the Department of Educations website: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/studentsrvcs/familylife.shtml. Bound copies will be available by the end of August 2007. Questions concerning the Family Life Education program may be directed to Caroline Fuller at (804) 225-2431 or Caroline.Fuller@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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