COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 172

August 1, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Division Acceptable Use Policy Reporting Requirements

 

Legislation approved by the 2006 General Assembly and signed by Governor Kaine requires the addition of a student Internet safety component to division acceptable use policies (AUP). Original Superintendent's Memo No. 210 dated October 6, 2006, concerning Code 22.1-70.2. Acceptable Internet use policies for public and private schools can be found at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf210.html.

 

To comply with this legislation, each division must submit three documents to the Department's Office of Educational Technology (OET) by September 1, 2008:

 

 

 

 

It is preferable that all of these documents be submitted electronically. If you have submitted your updated technology plan (to Mark Saunders in OET) which includes your most recent AUP, you do not need to submit the first document. However, the other two items must be submitted to Jean Weller at jean.weller@doe.virginia.gov by September 1.

 

Please refer to the Division Implementation Rubrics for Acceptable Use Policy and Internet Safety Program (http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Technology/OET/internet-safety-rubrics.pdf) for specific information about how the policy and program will be evaluated by the Virginia Department of Education in preparation for our biannual report to the General Assembly.

 

Questions about the acceptable use policy should be directed to Jean Weller, educational technology specialist, at (804) 225-2825 or e-mail at jean.weller@doe.virginia.gov.

 

 

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