Superintendent’s Memo No. 293-14

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

October 24, 2014

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Public Comment on the Proposed Revised History and Social Science, Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education Standards of Learning

On October 23, 2014, the Virginia Board of Education accepted for first review the proposed revised History and Social Science, Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education Standards of Learning.  The Virginia Board of Education is now seeking public comment on the proposed revised Standards of Learning for use in Virginia public schools.  The proposed revised History and Social Science, Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education Standards of Learning can be accessed on the Department of Education’s Web site. Public comment will be taken until November 24, 2014.

Public comment on the proposed revised History and Social Science Standards of Learning may be submitted via e-mail using the links below:

Kindergarten – Grade 3 - HSS_SOL2015_K3@doe.virginia.gov

Virginia Studies - HSS_SOL2015_VASTUDIES@doe.virginia.gov

United States History to 1865 - HSS_2015_USI_USII@doe.virginia.gov
United States History:  1865 to Present

Civics and Economics - HSS_2015_CE_GOVT@doe.virginia.gov
Virginia and Untied States Government

World Geography - HSS_2015_WORLDGEO_WORLDHIS@doe.virginia.gov
World History and Geography to 1500 A.D. (C.E.)
World History and Geography:  1500 A.D. (C.E.) to Present

Virginia and United States History - HSS_2015_VUS@doe.virginia.gov

Public comment on the Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education Standards of Learning may be submitted via email using the links below:

Physical Education - PhysicalEducationSOL@doe.virginia.gov

Health Education - HealthEducationSOL@doe.virginia.gov

Driver Education - DriverEducationSOL@doe.virginia.gov

Comments for the Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education Standards of Learning may also be sent via mail or fax to:

Ms. Vanessa Wigand
Principal Specialist for Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education
Office of Science & Health Education
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
FAX: (804) 786-1597

Comments for the History and Social Science Standards of Learning may also be sent via mail or fax to:

Ms. Christonya Brown
Coordinator for K-12 History and Social Science
Office of Humanities & Early Childhood
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
FAX: (804) 786-1597

The Department of Education requests that this information be shared with members of your education community and local board of education.  For additional information about the proposed revised History and Social Science Standards of Learning, please contact Christonya Brown by e-mail at Christonya.Brown@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-2893.  For additional information about the proposed revised Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education Standards of Learning, please contact Vanessa Wigand by e-mail at Vanessa.Wigand@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-3300.

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