Superintendent’s Memo #043-15

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

February 27, 2015

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Update on Revised Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education Standards of Learning

The Virginia Board of Education adopted the 2015 Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education Standards of Learning on January 22, 2015. The PDF and Word versions of the newly adopted standards are available on the Department of Education’s Web site at Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education.

Recognizing that curriculum alignment requires planning, time, professional development, and resources, the Department of Education’s goal for the implementation schedule allows teachers to begin implementing the recently adopted standards during the 2015-2016 school year.  School divisions should focus instruction on the content in the 2015 Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education Standards of Learning.

School divisions should begin to:

For further information, please contact Vanessa Wigand, principal specialist for health education, physical education and driver education, Office of Science and Health Education, by e-mail at vanessa.wigand@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-3300.

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