P. O. BOX 2120

June 28, 1996


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: High School Principals' Study Seminar to the Federal Republic of Germany

  The Virginia Department of Education, in conjunction with
  the Armonk Institute, announces its 1996 Principals' Study
  Seminar to the Federal Republic of Germany. 
  This program offers high school principals a unique
  opportunity to discuss alternatives for school to work
  transitions with German educators and business executives in
  Hannover and Bonn.  In addition to school visits, the
  seminar participants will tour apprenticeship career
  programs and talk with representatives from the Ministry of
  Cultural Affairs. 
  The Virginia study seminar is an eight-day trip scheduled to
  leave the United States on November 30, 1996 and return on
  December 7, 1996.  Ten high school principals will be
  selected to travel as representatives of the Commonwealth of
  Virginia.  Applicants must obtain permission from their
  school division and complete an application form to be
  eligible for the study seminar.  An announcement of the
  seminar and an application form will be mailed to all high
  school principals during the month of July.  All finalists
  must be available for an interview in early October and
  selected participants must agree to attend a one-day
  training seminar in Richmond prior to the departure date. 
  The seminar provides orientation and background materials
  for the trip.
  The Armonk Institute and the Virginia Department of
  Education are contributing financial support for this
  program.  The costs to participants will be approximately
  $600.00 per person.  Costs may vary slightly because
  negotiations for meals and lodging have not been finalized.
  Thank you for your support of the study seminar.  If you have
  questions regarding this program, please do not hesitate to
  contact Beverly Thurston, Specialist for History and Social
  Sciences, at (804) 225-2893.