P. O. BOX 2120
February 14, 1997


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: 1994-1995 School Health Advisory Board Annual Report

  The 1994-1995 School Health Advisory Board Annual Summary
  Report is available for distribution.  Section 22.1-275.1
  of the Code of Virginia requires school divisions to submit
  annual reports on the status and needs of student health to
  any relevant school, the school board, the Virginia
  Department of Education and the Virginia Department of

  The summary report includes statewide information regarding
  the following:
  -       Board membership;
  -       meeting frequency;
  -       local reporting practices;
  -       operating procedures;
  -       development of policies, programs, and evaluation
  -       accomplishments;
  -       factors contributing to effectiveness and/or
  -       comparisons of school years 1993-94 and 1994-95
          data; and
  -       contact persons. 

  To order copies of the 1994-1995 School Health Advisory
  Board Annual Summary Report, complete the attached order

  The Virginia Department of Health in collaboration with the
  Department of Education is in the process of contracting
  with a public university to (1) complete the reporting
  process by the School Health Advisory Boards (SHAB) for
  1995-96; (2) re-engineer the SHAB reporting process for
  1996-97 by (a) assessing and evaluating the current
  reporting procedures, (b) analyzing the reporting procedures
  for cost-effective process improvements, and (c)
  implementing and maintaining automated SHAB reporting
  procedures; and (3), based upon the re-engineering, develop
  an interactive World Wide website for users to report and
  access local SHAB reports.  Questions about the School
  Health Advisory Boards or the Annual Report may be directed
  to Fran Anthony Meyer, Comprehensive School Health
  Specialist, at 804/225-4543.  


  Attachment:  A hard copy of this memo and its attachment
               will be sent to the superintendent's office

                             ORDER FORM

   1994-1995 School Health Advisory Board Annual Summary Report

  To order copies of the 1994-1995 School Health Advisory
  Board Annual Summary Report, please complete the below form
  and mail to:

          Dr. Fran Anthony Meyer
          Comprehensive School Health Specialist
          Office of Special Education and Student Services
          Virginia Department of Education
          P.O. Box 2120
          Richmond, VA 23218

  Number of Copies Requested: ________________________________

  Name: __________________ Title: ____________________________

  School Health Advisory Board/
  School Division: ___________________________________________

  Address: ___________________________________________________

  __________________________________ Zip Code: _______________

  Questions or comments related to School Health Advisory
  Boards and the summary report may be addressed to Dr. Meyer
  at the above address or by telephone 804/225-4543, facsimile
  804/371-8796, or e-mail