P.O. BOX 2120
September 7, 2001

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Public Hearing for Mathematics Standards of Learning

The Virginia Board of Education will hold four hearings across the state to solicit public comment on the proposed revised Standards of Learning (SOL) for mathematics. Three of the public hearings will take place on October 2, 2001, beginning at 7 p.m., and one will be held on October 4, 2001, beginning at 5 p.m.

For the hearings beginning at 7 p.m., registration of speakers will begin at 6:30 p.m. For the hearing beginning at 5 p.m., registration of speakers will begin at 4:30 p.m. Speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the Board. Comments also may be mailed by October 12, 2001, to the content specialists listed on the following page. The hearings will be at the following locations:

October 2, 2001

Fairfax County Centreville High School
6001 Union Mill Road
Clifton, Virginia 20124

Henrico County Highland Springs High School
15 S Oak Ave
Highland Springs, Virginia 23075

Wythe County George Wythe High School
1 Maroon Way
Wytheville, Virginia 24382

October 4, 2001 5:00 p.m.

Danville City O. Trent Bonner Middle School
300 Apollo Ave.
Danville, Virginia 24540

The Standards of Learning for mathematics identify the essential content, processes, and skills for each grade level and/or courses in these areas. The proposed standards will be available by September 24, 2001 on the Internet at:

Mailed public comments and other questions should be addressed to the content specialists listed below:

Dr. Wendy Geiger, middle instruction mathematics specialist, or (804) 786-2799.

Mrs. Deborah Kiger Lyman, secondary mathematics specialist, or (804) 786-6418.

The mailing address for the content specialists is: Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120.