P. O. BOX 2120
July 9, 1999


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: School Health Advisory Board Annual Report 
Please find attached a copy of the 1999 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 to submit 
two copies of the Annual Report Form to the Department of 
Education by September 1, 1999 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,, or to Mrs. Gwen P. Smith, R.N., M.S.N. 
at (804) 786-8671,  

Also included is a form SHAB chairs/contact persons are asked to
complete.  This information is needed 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 
or Mrs. Smith.


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

c:      School Health Advisory Board Contact Persons