Superintendent's Memo #224-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

August 14, 2009

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Public Comment & Public Hearings on the Proposed Economics & Personal Finance Standards of Learning
DUE DATE: August 14, 2009

On June 25, 2009, the Virginia Board of Education accepted for first review the proposed Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning. The Virginia Board of Education is now seeking public comment on these Standards of Learning for use in Virginia public schools.

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has posted links to the proposed Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning on the Department of Education’s website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2009/06_jun/agenda_items/
item_b.pdf
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Public comment will be taken from September 17, 2009, until October 30, 2009, and can be submitted via e-mail using the link below: economicsandpersonalfinance@doe.virginia.gov.

Comments for the Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning may also be sent via mail or fax to:

Dr. Beverly Thurston
Coordinator for K-12 History and Social Sciences
Office of Middle and High School Instruction
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
FAX: (804) 786-5466

Or

Judith Sams
Program Specialist for Business and Information Technology
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
FAX: (804) 371-2456

The Virginia Board of Education will hold three public hearings to solicit comments on the proposed Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning. The dates and locations of the public hearings are listed below:

September 17, 2009
Virginia Department of Education
James Monroe Building
Jefferson Room, 22nd Floor
101 N. 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Time: Immediately following the Board of Education meeting. Registration of speakers will begin at 9 a.m. Directions to this location may be found here: Map with directions to VDOE.

September 22, 2009
Riverlawn Elementary School
8100 Beth Nelson Drive
Fairlawn, VA 24141
Time: 7 p.m. Registration of speakers will begin at 6 p.m. Directions to this location may be found at: http://www.pcva.us/schools/RIV/index.htm.

September 22, 2009
Robinson Secondary School
5035 Sideburn Road
Burke, VA 22032
Time: 7 p.m. Registration of speakers will begin at 6 p.m. Directions to this location may be found at: http://www.fcps.edu/maps/robin.htm.

The VDOE requests that this information be shared with members of your education community and local board of education. For additional information about the proposed Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning, please contact Beverly Thurston by e-mail at Beverly.Thurston@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-2893; or Judith Sams by e-mail at Judith.Sams@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 371-0196.

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