Superintendent's Memo #003-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

January 9, 2009
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Tracking Legislation During the 2009 General Assembly

This memorandum provides information regarding the 2009 session of the Virginia General Assembly. The General Assembly will convene on January 14, 2009, and is scheduled to adjourn no later than Saturday, February 28, 2009. The Division of Policy and Communications will keep you apprised of proposed legislation of interest to school superintendents and division personnel through the posting of legislative tracking reports for bills and resolutions twice a week during the session on our website.

The legislative reports for the 2009 General Assembly will be posted on the Department of Education’s website at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/legislation/index.shtml. These reports will reflect the status of education-related legislation tracked by the Department of Education. The history of any bill or resolution, all amendments, and the text of the legislation will be available by clicking on the bill or resolution number in the Legislative Tracking Reports.

At the conclusion of the 2009 General Assembly, final tracking reports will be posted in the same location on our website. These will reflect the final action on education-related legislation tracked by the Department of Education. The history of any bill or resolution, all amendments, and the text of the final version will still be available by clicking on the bill or resolution number in the Final Legislative Tracking Reports. Additionally, we will issue a Superintendent’s Memorandum summarizing the bills and any actions that may or must be taken by local school boards. Later, we will issue a separate Superintendent’s Memorandum outlining any bills that amended the Standards of Quality and providing a copy of the revised standards for 2009.

I hope this information will assist you in following bills of interest during the 2009 General Assembly Session. Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Policy and Communications, by telephone at (804) 225-2403 or by electronic mail at policy@doe.virginia.gov if you need additional information.

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