COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 277

November 14, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Review of the Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning: Seeking Input from the School Community

 

At the October 23, 2008, Board of Education meeting the Department of Education was authorized to proceed with the development of Economic and Personal Finance Standards of Learning. It is anticipated that the standards development will be completed by January 2010.

 

An important part of the development process for the Economic and Personal Finance Standards of Learning is the review of these standards by administrators, curriculum supervisors, social science educators, career and technical educators, and others who have expertise with the content of the proposed standards. The Department of Education is seeking nominations from division superintendents for individuals who are qualified and available to serve on a committee to review the Economic and Personal Finance Standards of Learning during May 2009. Nominees should be teachers, principals, administrators, content specialists, or others who have expertise with the content area.

 

Committee members reviewing the Economic and Personal Finance Standards of Learning will be asked to review information related to this content prior to convening for a two-day meeting on May 5-6, 2009, to review the standards. Committee members who are not under contract with a school division will receive a stipend, and those under contract may receive recertification points, pending the approval of their school division. The Department of Education will cover expenses for mileage, meals, and lodging related to the review process.

 

A nomination form to be duplicated as needed for interested individuals is attached. Please return nomination forms by December 12, 2008. Committee members will be notified on or before January 23, 2009. Committee members will be selected on the basis of expertise and experience in economics and personal finance and balanced regional representation.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Beverly Thurston, coordinator for K-12 history and social sciences, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Beverly.Thurston@doe.virginia.gov or telephone at (804) 225-2893; or Judith Sams, program specialist, Business and Information Technology, by e-mail at Judith.Sams@doe.virginia.gov or telephone at (804) 371-0196.

 

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Attachment

 

a. Nomination Form for the Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning Review Committee (Word)