Thinking about joining us
to comment at either
Senate Education Committee and/or the House Education Committee
What you need to know:
The Senate Education Committee meets Thursdays at 8:00 am in Senate Room B
The House Education Committee meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:00 am in House Room D
We will need to watch the agendas/dockets for those meetings to make sure they will be reviewing and hearing comments on the bill we are supporting. We are watching for SB1386 introduced by Senator Vogel on the Senate side and for HB2374 introduced by Del Cline on the House side.
Senate Ed docket: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?151+doc+DOCS04
House Ed docket: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?151+doc+H0910126
After all that being said, we will look to arrive 20-30 min prior.
We invite our supporting organizations to send us their summer time programs, camps, workshops, sessions, etc. DDVA will work to put together a resource for Virginia families looking for opportunities for summer activities enrollment.
Please submit program details to email@example.com now through March 30, 2014.
This past Friday Decoding Dyslexia Virginia
had the opportunity to sit down with Gail Holloman of the FCPS Parent Resource Center
(PRC). We are excited to share that DDVA information will now be displayed in their Community Services Room as well as when they host dyslexia/reading workshops. Look for their next dyslexia workshop in late October.
We also learned that FCPS PRC archives past workshops and make them available on their website for families to view. Families are also welcome to visit their library, and check out materials. They have made returning them even easier, families are welcome to drop them back off at their home school or stop back by the PRC. The staff was very helpful, and if you are a Fairfax family in need of resources this is a great place to start. For more information and contact information please visit: http://www.fcps.edu/cco/prc/
and watch their video here: http://dl.ebmcdn.net/fcps/mp4/insight/2013/is06_parentresourcectr.mp4FCPS Parent Resource Center
Save the date for the FCPS Special Education Conference to be held on Saturday, March 1st 20014 at Woodson High School in Fairfax. Over 1800 in attendance last year.
For those Virginia families who do not live in Fairfax County, please check your county’s website for your local Parent Resource Centers. We did a quick search and found a few.