Superintendent's Memo #117-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

May 1, 2009

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Charter School Report for 2008-2009

Section 22.1-212.11 of the Code of Virginia requires local school boards to report annually to the Board of Education the number of public charter school applications that were granted or denied, the reasons for such denials, and whether the charter was designed to increase the educational opportunities of at-risk students. After the information is collected, the Board of Education must report the findings to the Governor and the General Assembly. 

To comply with this legislative requirement, school divisions must complete the attached Charter School Report for the 2008-2009 school year by May 29, 2009, and fax it to Diane Jay, associate director, in the Office of Program Administration and Accountability. The fax number is (804) 371-7347.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Mrs. Jay via e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 225-2905.

PIW / DJ / dj


a. Charter School Report for 2008-2009 (Word)