Superintendent’s Memo #265-15

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

October 23, 2015

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Announcement of the Civics Summit on November 12, 2015

I am pleased to announce that the Commission on Civics Education is hosting a one-day Civics Summit for division personnel and teachers who work with students in Civics and Economics, and Virginia and United States Government.  The Governor and First Lady of Virginia will be on the agenda for this year’s Civics Summit, which will focus on the executive branch and education policies.

The objectives of the Summit are to:

The date and location for the Summit are as follows:

Thursday, November 12, 2015
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
House Room 3
State Capitol
1000 Bank Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

The Civics Summit will accommodate 150 participants. School divisions are invited to send teachers and/or division personnel.  The Civics Summit will provide parking, lunch, and material for participants.  Registration will be conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis until November 6, 2015, and can be completed online at

If you need additional information about the Civics Summit, please contact Scott Maddrea, Deputy Clerk - Committee Operations, Office of the Clerk of the House of Delegates, by e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 698-1545; or Christonya Brown, history and social science coordinator, Office of Humanities and Early Childhood, by e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 225-2893.