Superintendent’s Memo No. 303-14

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

October 31, 2014

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

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

The Virginia Board of Education will hold four public hearings to solicit comments on the proposed revised History and Social Science, Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education Standards of Learning. The Standards of Learning identify the essential content, processes, and skills for grade levels and subject courses. The proposed revised History and Social Science, Health EducationPhysical Educationand Driver Education Standards of Learning can be accessed on the Virginia Department of Education’s Web site. Public comment regarding the proposed revised Standards of Learning may be offered through public hearings or public comment through the Virginia Department of Education’s Web site.

Each public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. Registration of speakers will begin at 6:30 p.m. Speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the Board of Education.  The public hearings will be held at the following locations:

The Virginia 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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