Superintendent's Memo #024-11

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

January 28, 2011

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Multidivision Online Provider Application

The multidivision online provider application process and forms are now available. Applications for the 2011-2012 school year will be accepted beginning February 1 through March 3, 2011. The applications will be reviewed based on the Criteria for Approving Multidivision Online Providers approved by the Virginia Board of Education on November 18, 2010. The Virginia Department of Education will provide the applicant with a written decision regarding the approval or denial of the application within 45 business days of the close of the application period.

Applicants who are approved will be posted on the above Web site. Interested school boards may then develop contracts with approved multidivision online providers for approved online courses to be delivered during the 2011-2012 school year.

Questions may be directed to Cheri Kelleher, virtual schools program coordinator, at the Virginia Department of Education by phone at (804) 786-9281 or via e-mail at cheri.kelleher@doe.virginia.gov.

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