P. O. BOX 2120

February 11, 2000


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Public Hearing on the Proposed Computer/Technology Standards of Learning by the End of Grade 12

The Department of Education invites you to attend a public hearing to receive public 
comments on the proposed Standards of Learning for Computer/Technology to be 
completed by the end of Grade 12.  The meeting will be held on February 24, 2000, in
the "The Founder's Room" located in the Stuart C. Siegel Center at Virginia 
Commonwealth University.  The center is located at 1200 West Broad Street, Richmond,
VA.  Parking is available at a public lot across the street from the Siegel Center at
a cost of $4.  On-street parking is also available.  The proposed standards were 
approved for distribution to interested persons and organizations throughout the 
state to receive public comment prior to final adoption by the Board of Education.  
Enclosed is a copy of the document for your information.

The session will begin at 2 p.m. as part of the public hearing process.  The purpose
of the hearing is for the Board of Education to receive comments or recommendations 
concerning the proposed Computer/Technology SOL.  Registration for those who wish to
speak will begin at 12 noon.  Speakers are 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 may be submitted upon registration at the hearing. 

Written comments also may be submitted prior to February 24 directly to Lan Neugent,
assistant superintendent for technology, Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, 
Richmond, VA 23218-2120 until February 20, 2000.  Comments may also be emailed to  If you need additional information regarding the hearing, 
please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Neugent at (804) 225-2757.