Superintendent's Memo #300-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

October 23, 2009

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Public Comment and Public Hearings on the Proposed Revised English Standards of Learning and Science Standards of Learning

On October 22, 2009, the Virginia Board of Education accepted for first review proposed revised English Standards of Learning and Science Standards of Learning. The Virginia Board of Education is now seeking public comment on the proposed revised English and Science Standards of Learning for use in the public schools of the Commonwealth.

The proposed revised English Standards of Learning may be found on the Virginia Department of Education's Web (VDOE) site at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2009/10_oct/agenda_items/item_i.pdf. Comments should be e-mailed to Tracy Fair Robertson, English coordinator, at englishsol@doe.virginia.gov.

The proposed revised Science Standards of Learning may be found on the VDOE's website at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2009/10_oct/agenda_items/item_j.pdf. Comments should be e-mailed to Paula Klonowski, science coordinator, at sciencesol@doe.virginia.gov.

The Virginia Board of Education will hold five public hearings to solicit comments on the proposed revised English Standards of Learning and Science Standards of Learning. Two public hearings will be held on November 30, 2009, at 7 p.m. at:

Fort Chiswell High School
#1 Pioneer Trail
Max Meadows, VA 24360
Linkhorne Middle School
2525 Linkhorne Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24503

Three public hearings will be held on December 1, 2009, at 7 p.m. at:

James River High School
3700 James River Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
Princess Anne High School
4400 Virginia Beach Bloulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Robinson Secondary School
5035 Sideburn Road
Fairfax, VA 22032
 

Registration of speakers for these five public hearings will begin at 6:30 p.m. Speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the Board.

Comments on the proposed revised English Standards of Learning may be faxed to the VDOE at (804) 786-5466 or sent via mail or e-mail until November 23, 2009, to Tracy Fair Robertson, English coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120.

Comments on the proposed revised Science Standards of Learning may be faxed to the VDOE at (804) 786-5466 or sent via mail or e-mail until November 23, 2009, to Paula Klonowski, science coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120.

If you need additional information about the proposed English Standards of Learning, please contact Ms. Robertson by e-mail at Tracy.Robertson@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 371-7585.

If you need additional information about the proposed Science Standards of Learning, please contact Ms. Klonowski by e-mail at Paula.Klonowski@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 371-0249.

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