Superintendent's Memo #295-10

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

December 10, 2010

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Seeking Public Comment: Standards of Quality

In response to Section 22.1-18.01 of the Code of Virginia, which requires the Board of Education to review the Standards of Quality in even-numbered years, the Board is seeking public comment on its proposal to reaffirm its 2009 proposed policy directions, options for revisions to the Standards of Quality, and issues for further study. Additional information may be found at

The Board of Education authorized 30 days of public comment on the matter at its November 18, 2010 meeting. The Board is expected to review the public comments and take final action on this item at its meeting on January 13, 2011.

Please submit your comments by e-mail, U.S. mail, or FAX by December 28, 2010. Send comments to Mrs. Anne D. Wescott, assistant superintendent for policy and communications, by e-mail at; by phone at (804) 225-2403; or by FAX at (804) 225-2524.