Superintendent’s Memo #340-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

December 21, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Contracts with Multidivision Online Providers

As specified in § 22.1-212.23 of the Code of Virginia, school divisions may enter into contracts with approved providers to offer multidivision online courses and virtual school programs. The following information should provide guidance to divisions when working with approved multidivision online providers.

School divisions should review the Department of Education Web page at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/virtual_learning/virtual_schools/index.shtml for information on providers, courses approved by the Department of Education, and key responsibilities of stakeholders before entering into a relationship with a multidivision online provider.

Questions regarding multidivision online providers should be directed to Mark Saunders, educational technology specialist, at mark.saunders@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 786-0307.

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