COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 230

October 26, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Public Comment and Public Hearings on the Proposed Revised History and Social Science, Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education Standards of Learning

 

On October 18, 2007, the Virginia Board of Education accepted for first review the proposed revised History and Social Science, Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education 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 links to the proposed revised History and Social Science, Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education Standards of Learning on the Department of Educations website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/SOLcommentforms/history_health.html.

 

Public comment will be taken until November 27, 2007, and can be submitted via e-mail using the links below:

 

History and Social Science HistorySOL@doe.virginia.gov

Physical Education PhysEdSOL@doe.virginia.gov

Health Education HealthEdSOL@doe.virginia.gov

Driver Education DriverEdSOL@doe.virginia.gov

Comments for the History Standards of Learning may also be sent via mail or fax to:

 

Dr. Beverly Thurston

Coordinator for K-12 History and Social Sciences

Office of Middle and High School Instruction

Virginia Department of Education

P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120

FAX: (804) 786-5466

 

Comments for the Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education Standards of Learning may also be sent via mail or fax to:

 

Ms. Vanessa Wigand

Principal Specialist for Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education

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 four public hearings to solicit comments on the proposed revised History and Social Science, Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education Standards of Learning. The dates and locations of the public hearings are listed below:

 

November 26, 2007

Mills E. Godwin High School

2101 Pump Road
Richmond, VA 23238

Time: 7 p.m. Registration of speakers will begin at 6 p.m. Directions to this location may be found at: http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/hs/godwin/INFO/LOCATION/index.html

 

November 26, 2007

Lake Taylor High School

1384 Kempsville Road

Norfolk, VA 23502

Time: 7 p.m. Registration of speakers will begin at 6 p.m. Directions to this location may be found at: http://www.mapquest.com/.

November 26, 2007

Robinson Secondary School

5035 Sideburn Road

Burke, VA 22032

Time: 7 p.m. Registration of speakers will begin at 6 p.m. Directions to this location may be found at: http://www.fcps.edu/maps/robin.htm.

 

November 26, 2007

George Wythe High School

#1 Maroon Way

Wytheville, VA 24382

Time: 7 p.m. Registration of speakers will begin at 6 p.m. Directions to this location may be found at: http://wcps.wythe.k12.va.us/public/gwhs/History.html.

 

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 History and Social Science Standards of Learning, please contact Beverly Thurston by e-mail at Beverly.Thurston@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-2893. For additional information about the proposed revised Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education Standards of Learning, please contact Vanessa Wigand by e-mail at Vanessa.Wigand@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-3300.

 

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