COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 14

January 18, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2008 School Health Profiles Data Collection

 

This memo is to announce the data collection period for the 2008 School Health Profiles. The School Health Profile is conducted biennially as part of the Virginia Department of Education's (VDOE) cooperative agreement with the Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For 2008, 376 schools, representing 116 school divisions, have been randomly selected to receive the survey.

 

The School Health Profiles questionnaire will be used to obtain accurate data on current school health education activities. This will help the VDOE, the Virginia Department of Health, and other state agencies and organizations develop or revise programs to improve the delivery of school health services to students. The data will help in planning staff development activities, allocating program resources, and providing a basis for future funding requests.

 

Participation in the study is voluntary. A copy of the survey is attached. The original survey will be mailed to the selected schools and is to be completed and returned to VDOE by February 22, 2008. Schools not returning the survey will be contacted by the Comprehensive School Health Specialist for follow-up.

 

If there are questions concerning this survey, please contact Caroline Fuller, comprehensive school health specialist, at (804) 225-2431 or caroline.fuller@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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Attachments

a. School Health Profiles Survey (.pdf)