P. O. BOX 2120
July 24, 1998


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: School Health Advisory Board Annual Repor

  Please find attached a copy of the 1998 School Health Advisory
  Board (SHAB) Annual Report Form.  The Code of Virginia (22.1-275.1),
  requires each school division to have a School Health
  Advisory Board comprised of no more than 20 community
  representatives.  In addition, each School Health Advisory
  Board is required to submit an annual report on the status and
  needs of student health in the school division to any relevant
  school, the school board, the Virginia Department of Health,
  and the Virginia Department of Education.

  The SHAB chairperson or contact person is required submit two
  copies of the Annual Report Form to the Department of
  Education by September 1, 1998 to:

                Fran Anthony Meyer, Specialist
                Department of Education 
                Office of Special Education
                 and Student Services
                P. O. Box 2120
                Richmond, VA 23218-2120. 

  The Department of Education will forward one of the copies to
  the Virginia Department of Health.

  Questions about the SHABs or the Annual Report Form may be
  directed to Dr. Meyer at(804)225-4543.

  Also is a form SHAB chairs are asked to complete to be used to
  update the SHAB Directory.  The person listed in the directory
  serves as the point of contact for mailing resources or other
  information to each SHAB throughout the year.  

  Copies of previous years' summary reports of local School
  Health Advisory Boards' Annual Reports are available upon
  request.  If you would like a copy, please contact Dr. Meyer.


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

  c: School Health Advisory Board Contact Persons 


                        Point of Contact

  Below, please provide the name of the individual you wish to
  serve as the point of contact for your local School Health
  Advisory Board (SHAB) during 1998 and 1999.  (In many
  localities, the SHAB chair or a school contact person on the
  SHAB serves in this role.)  If you wish to change your SHAB
  Point of Contact before the end of the 1999 school year,
  contact Sheryl Smith at 804/225-2071 to make that change.  Any
  resources or information relevant to SHABs will be distributed
  to this locally identified person.  

  School Division: ___________________________________________

  Name of "Point of Contact":_________________________________

  Position or Role on the SHAB: ______________________________ 

  Address: ___________________________________________________   



  Telephone (____) _________________ Fax (____) ______________

  E-Mail _____________________________________________________

  Questions about this form may be directed to Sheryl Smith at

         Thank you for your attention to this request!