P. O. BOX 2120

October 22, 1999


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Virginia's Public School's Instructional Personnel Profile 1999-2000

The Virginia Department of Education requests your assistance in completing a survey 
on the supply and demand of instructional personnel in your school division. On behalf 
of the Department of Education the survey will be mailed within seven days of receipt 
of this memorandum by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's Center 
for Teacher Education and Center for Survey Research. The data from this survey are 
needed to respond to requirements of federal regulation on teacher shortage {34CFR 
82.210(b)(11)and 653.40(b)}, Virginia's State Improvement Plan for Special Education, 
and requests from the General Assembly.  The information from this survey will assist 
the Department of Education in addressing issues related to the supply and demand of 
instructional personnel in the Commonwealth.

Please submit the completed survey by electronic transmission or by U.S. mail no later 
than December 5, 1999.  The access site for electronic transmission is You will be asked for your personal pin identification 
number (PIN) when you enter this site.  Your division's four digit PIN is printed on 
the bottom, right-hand corner of the last page of the survey instrument. Instructions 
for completing the electronic version of the survey are included on the website, and 
you may contact the Virginia Tech Center for Teacher Education at (540) 231-5174 for 
further assistance. By mail, please return the survey to the Virginia Tech Center for 
Survey Research, 207 West Roanoke Street, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Thank you for your assistance in providing the supply and demand information.  If you 
have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Byrd Latham, (804) 225-2104, or 
Sandra Aldrich, (804) 225-2096,in the Division of Teacher Education and Licensure.