Hey Parents – Did you know that on Fridays any Superintendent memos for the week are released?
You can find an archived list here: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/index.shtml
What are Superintendent memos?
According to Virginia Department of Education, Superintendent Memos are: “Weekly memoranda from the superintendent of public instruction are the means by which the Virginia Department of Education communicates official information to the commonwealth’s school divisions. Superintendent’s memoranda are posted on Fridays.”
And why is it important to me?
When our state department of education deems it necessary to document information and send it to our districts in the form of a memo, it is usually new or important information, guidance or opportunities that stakeholders all over Virginia should or need to know. It is sent to the district superintendents and disseminated to school principals, and posted for the public, you and me, to access. While not every memo is specific to special education families, many are and can be helpful as we gather resources.
Moving forward in 2019, PEATC will be highlighting Superintendent Memos, sometimes called Supts. Memos relevant to our community on a weekly, monthly or as they are released basis.
As we look forward to the coming year of memos, we thought we would review some of the top 2018 memos that our community of special education families might find interesting. The 13 memos highlighted are just a few of the over 300 memos that were sent out in 2018.
COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
Superintendent Memos Highlights for 2018
Note – Links to memos below are direct links or a link to the VDOE site where memos can be searched by date or memo number.
Jan 12, 2018 – MEMO 002-18 – Compliance Reminders Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act- http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2018/002-18.shtml
March 16, 2018 – MEMO 055-18 – Revisions to AIM-VA Resources for Students with Print Disabilities – http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2018/055-18.shtml
March 30, 2018 – MEMO 062-18 – Guidance for the IEP/504 Team for the Read Aloud Accommodation Determination for the Standards of Learning Reading Test/End of Course Test – http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2018/062-18.shtml
April 27, 2018 – MEMO 105-18 – Virginia Early Childhood Inclusion Guidance Document – http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2018/105-18.shtml
April 27, 2018 – MEMO 100-18 – Implementation of the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program for 2018-2019 – http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2018/100-18.shtml
Oct 26, 2018 – MEMO 297-18 – Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) – Approval of State Plan Amendment and Release of U. S. Department of Education (USED) Guide for Parents –http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/index.shtml
Oct 26, 2018 – MEMO 295-18 – Training Opportunity – Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Disabilities – http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/index.shtml
Nov 2, 2018 – MEMO 310-18 – Special Education Requirements Under the Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act (WIOA) – http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/index.shtml
Nov 30, 2018 – MEMO 322-18 – Virginia’s Special Permission Credit Accommodation for Locally Awarded Verified Credit – http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/index.shtml
Nov 30, 2018 – MEMO 320-18 – Early Childhood Education Leaders Communities of Learning for Inclusive Programs – http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/index.shtml
Nov 30, 2018 – Memo 320-18 – Attachment A: Early Childhood Education Leaders Communities of Learning for Inclusive Programs Application – http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/index.shtml
Dec 14, 2018 – MEMO 340-18 – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Maintenance of Effort (IDEA MOE) Requirements for School Divisions 2017-2018
- Memo 340-18 Attachment A: IDEA MOE Guidance Document
- Memo 340-18 Attachment B: IDEA MOE Application User’s Manual
Dec 21, 2018 – MEMO 343-18 – Update on Virginia Department of Education Study of Special Education Regional Programs – http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/index.shtml