COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 164

July 18, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Public Comment on the Proposed Revisions to the Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students

 

The Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students (8VAC 20-40-30 et. seq.) were approved in 1993 and became effective in 1995. At its meeting on September 27, 2006, the Virginia Board of Education approved initiating the regulatory process leading to the revision of the regulations. Over the past two years, the Department of Education has worked to revise the regulations in keeping with the Code of Virginia. The proposed revised regulations were released for public comment through the Virginia Register Town Hall (http://townhall.virginia.gov/l/publiclogin.cfm) on June 23, 2008. This date marked the beginning of the formal public comment period within the regulatory process. The formal public comment period will close on September 26, 2008.

 

The current regulations are available at the Department of Education's website (http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/Gifted/gftregs.pdf). The proposed revised regulations are available at the Town Hall website and on the Department of Education's Web page under the heading of Announcements.

 

Public comment regarding the proposed revised regulations may be offered any time during the regulatory process. Comments can be made through the Town Hall website, through electronic submission to giftedregulations@doe.virginia.gov, or at four public hearings scheduled throughout the Commonwealth as follows:

 

Date

Place

Time

September 22, 2008

Fairfax County

Marshall High School

7731 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA 22043

7 p.m.

September 22, 2008

Chesapeake City

Oscar Smith High School

1994 Tiger Drive

Chesapeake, VA 23320

7 p.m.

September 25, 2008

Radford City

Radford High School

50 Dalton Drive

Radford, VA 24141

7 p.m.

September 25, 2008

Richmond City

James Monroe Building

Jefferson Conference Rm.

22nd floor

101 N. 14th Street

Richmond, VA 23218

11 a.m.

 

Print copy comments may be sent to the following address:

 

Comments-Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students

Office of Middle/High School Instruction

Virginia Department of Education

P.O. Box 2120

Richmond, VA 23218-2120

 

The Department asks your assistance in distributing information about the regulatory process to professional staff and the community. Questions regarding the Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students or the regulatory process may be addressed to Dr. Donna L. Poland, specialist for Governor's Schools and Gifted Education, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Donna.Poland@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-2884.

 

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