COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 159

July 18, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

School Division Representatives for the Public Television Regional Schools Contracting and Planning Committee

 

Each of the five public television regions is represented by a Regional Schools Contracting and Planning Committee (RSCPC). Each RSCPC helps select instructional television programming and allocate telecommunications services to schools.

 

RSCPC membership comprises superintendents, or their designees, for each school division. Participation is based upon the open-broadcast coverage area. School divisions that fall within two or more coverage areas may choose to participate in more than one RSCPC.

 

The Superintendent of Public Instruction requests annually that each division superintendent identify his or her RSCPC affiliations and the individual representing the division. Contact information is listed below for the five public television stations in Virginia. Please forward to the appropriate director of educational services the name, address, and telephone number of the person who will serve as the RSCPC representative for the 2008-09 school year.

 

For questions concerning the RSCPC process, please call Mark Saunders at the Department of Education, 804-786-0307, or the director of educational services at the appropriate public television station.

 

Virginia Public TV Stations

Directors of Educational Services

 

Blue Ridge PBS (WBRA/Roanoke, WMSY/Marion, WSBN/Norton)

Ms. Linda W. Pharis

Vice President, Education

1215 McNeil Drive, SW

Roanoke, VA 24015

Telephone: 540-344-0991, ext. 1764

Fax: 540-344-2148

 

WCVE-CH 23 Richmond, WCVW-CH 57 Richmond, WHTJ-CH 41 Charlottesville

Ms. Iris Scott

Vice President, Educational Services

Central Virginia Public Broadcasting

23 Sesame Street

Richmond, VA 23235

Telephone: 804-560-8131

Fax: 804-320-8729

 

WVPTVirginia's Public Television

Mr. John Neumann

Director, Education Services

298 Port Republic Road

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Telephone: 540-434-5391

Fax: 540-434-7084

 

WNVT/MHz NETWORKS, Falls Church
Ms. Elizabeth Pringle

Director, Education Services
8101A Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042
Telephone: 703-770-7100
Fax: 703-770-7112

 

WHRO-CH 15 Norfolk

Ms. Angie Callahan

Director, Educational Programming & Outreach

Hampton Roads Public Television

5200 Hampton Boulevard

Norfolk, VA 23508

Telephone: 757-889-9400

Fax: 757-489-0007

 

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