Recommending the Establishment of the State Family Literacy Center
Resolution Number 2001-25
June 20, 2001
WHEREAS, the Task Force on Adult Education and Literacy recommends that a state family literacy center be established to identify best practices in family literacy, provide training to educators who deliver such services, and develop materials for use throughout the state; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Jo Lynne DeMary, superintendent of public instruction, has asked the Office of Adult Education and Literacy to coordinate family literacy activities so that providers in various offices of the Department of Education and other agencies and foundations can collaborate and share information; and
WHEREAS, the Department of Education is seeking a federal Even Start Statewide Literacy Initiative Grant to support this coordination; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Adult Education and Literacy is not staffed to support a major family literacy initiative; and
WHEREAS, an allocation of $300,000 would be required to operate the center; and
WHEREAS, adult education is the responsibility of the Board of Education and the school divisions;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education that it is recommended that a state family literacy center be established under the direction of the Department of Education.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Education requests the Governor to include in the 2002-2003 budget an annual allocation of $300,000 to operate a family literacy center in Virginia.
Adopted in Richmond, Virginia, This Twentieth Day of June in the Year 2001.
Kirk T. Schroder, President
Board of Education
Adopted in the Minutes of the Virginia Board of Education
June 20, 2001