Superintendent's Memo #046-11

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

February 11, 2011

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Virginia Educational Facility Planners Conference February 21-22, 2011

The Virginia Educational Facility Planners (VEFP) conference will be held at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in Roanoke, Virginia, on February 21 and 22, 2011. This two-day interactive workshop on educational facilities and planning is being coordinated by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI & SU) Division of Continuing Education. A brochure describing the conference is contained in Attachment A.

The conference registration is $230 for public sector employees and includes most meals. This year, VEFP is offering at least five $500 scholarships to school division personnel to help them attend the conference. The criteria and application for this scholarship is available on the VEFP Web site at http://www.vefp.org/.

The conference will include an exhibit of recently completed school projects, as well as school construction projects in progress in Virginia. A jury will judge the completed projects and awards will be presented to the architects and winning schools.

Keynote and major session speakers will present information on a number of critical educational facilities issues. There will also be breakout sessions on various subjects of interest to facilities and maintenance personnel. I encourage you or representatives from your division to attend this informative conference.

Please register directly with VPI & SU for the conference and/or lodging or you can register online at www.VEFP.org. For questions regarding the program, please call Vijay Ramnarain, Office of Support Services, at (804) 225-2035, or e-mail
Vijay.Ramnarain@doe.virginia.gov.

PIW/VR/aam

Attachment:

  1. VEFP 2011 Brochure (PDF)