Superintendent’s Memo #246-13

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

September 13, 2013

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Services for Students Identified as Hearing or Visually Impaired

The Code of Virginia at § 22.1-217.01 requires school boards to distribute information to parents of those students who are identified as hearing impaired or visually impaired. Guidance documents and other resources are available at the Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) Web site.  Administrators and teachers may reprint the VDOE guidance information to share with parents.   Attached is a compilation of information and resources.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Pat Abrams, director, Office of Special Education Instructional Services at 804-225-2707, or by e-mail at .



  1. Services for HI and VI – Compiled August 2013 (Word)