P. O. BOX 2120
August 9, 1997


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Public Hearings on Proposed Licensure Regulations for School Personnel
and Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel

     On February 26, 1997, the Virginia Board of Education
  reviewed proposed Licensure Regulations for School Personnel. 
  The Virginia Board of Education also reviewed proposed
  Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel on June 27,
  1996.  These proposals were approved for distribution to
  interested persons and organizations throughout the state to
  receive public comment prior to final adoption by the Board. 
  Enclosed are copies of the documents for your information.

     Three public hearings will be held on September 17, 1997,
  as part of the public comment process.  The purpose of these
  hearings is for the Board of Education to receive comments or
  recommendations concerning the proposed licensure and
  technology regulations.  All public hearings begin at 7:00
  p.m.  Registration for those wishing to speak begins at 6:30
  p.m.  Speakers are requested to limit their remarks to three
  minutes each.  In the event a large number of persons request
  to speak, the hearing chairman may request that the time limit
  for each speaker be shortened to less than three minutes.  A
  written copy of remarks is requested.

     Public hearings are scheduled on Wednesday, September 17,
  as follows:

  Alexandria                            Williamsburg
  Francis C. Hammond Middle School      Toano Middle School
  Alexandria City Public Schools        Williamsburg-James
  4646 Seminary Road, East                City Public Schools
  Alexandria , VA 22304                 7817 Richmond Road
  Telephone Number: 703/826-6688        Toano, VA 23168
                                        Telephone Number: 757/566-4251

  Lynchburg College
  The Hall Campus Center
  1501 Lakeside Drive                
  Lynchburg, VA 24501
  Telephone Number: 804/544-8381

     Written comments may also be submitted directly to Dr.
  Thomas A. Elliott, Assistant Superintendent for Compliance,
  Department of Education, until October 1, 1997.  If you need
  additional information regarding the hearings, please do not
  hesitate to contact Dr. Elliott at (804) 371-2522.


  Enclosures:  A hard copy of this memo and its enclosures
               will be sent to the superintendent's office.

    c: Teacher Education Contacts
       Licensure Contacts