Superintendent's Memo #176-11

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

June 24, 2011

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Public Comment on Proposed Guidelines for Local Textbook Approval

On June 23, 2011, the Virginia Board of Education accepted for first review proposed Guidelines for Local Textbook Approval. The Board is now seeking public comment on the proposed Guidelines, which may be viewed at

Comments on the proposed Guidelines will be taken until August 1, 2011, and can be submitted via e-mail at  Comments may also be sent via mail or fax to:

Dr. Linda Wallinger
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
FAX: (804) 371-2350

The Department of Education requests that the information in this memorandum be shared with members of your education community and your local school board.

For additional information about the proposed Guidelines for Local Textbook Approval, please contact Dr. Linda Wallinger by e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 225-2034.