Superintendent's Memo #004-10

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

January 8, 2010

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Tracking Legislation During the 2010 General Assembly

This memorandum provides information regarding the 2010 session of the Virginia General Assembly. The General Assembly will convene on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, and is scheduled to adjourn no later than Saturday, March 13, 2010. 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 2010 General Assembly will be posted on the Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) website at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/legislation/ beginning January 19, 2010. These reports will reflect the status of education-related legislation tracked by the VDOE. 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 2010 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 VDOE. 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 2010.

I hope this information will assist you in following bills of interest during the 2010 General Assembly Session. Please do not hesitate to contact the Division 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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