Superintendent’s Memo #263-11

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

September 23, 2011

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Guidelines for Considering and Approving Requests for Pre-Labor Day Openings

At its meeting on July 28, 2011, the Board of Education adopted Guidelines for Considering and Approving Requests for Pre-Labor Day Openings.  The purpose of the guidelines is to update action taken by the Board in 1999 when it approved a resolution Establishing Guidelines for Considering and Approving Requests for Pre-Labor Day Opening.  The guidelines approved in July address the following:

The experimental or innovative program must be approved by the Board pursuant to its Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia at 8 VAC 20-131-290 which specifies that the request must include:

You will find the Guidelines for Considering and Approving Requests for Pre-Labor Day Openings in the attachment below and posted on the Department’s Web site at:  http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/guidance/index.shtml.  Please contact the Office of Policy at (804) 225-2092 or by e-mail at policydata@doe.virginia.gov, if you have any questions regarding these issues. 


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Attachments:

  1. Guidelines for Considering and Approving Requests for Pre-Labor Day Openings (PDF)