January 10, 2017

TO:  Principals

FROM:  Steven M. Constantino, Chief Academic Officer/Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

SUBJECT: Partners in Policymaking

The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD) is seeking applicants for the next class of Partners in Policymaking (PIP), to begin in September 2017.  Attendees will learn from state and national experts about how to advocate for more inclusive communities and quality education.  This program helps to build positive partnerships between families and community leaders to include schools, employers, and elected officials.  Learning how to advocate at the local and state levels improves the lives of those with disabilities and builds stronger communities for everyone.

Please help the VBPD distribute the attached informational flyer and application.  For additional information contact Penni Sweentenburg-Lee at (804) 786-9381 or Penni.Sweetenburg-Lee@vbpd.virginia.gov; or Kara White at (804) 786-3441 or kara.white@vbpd.virginia.gov. The flyer and application may also be accessed at https://www.vaboard.org/policymaking.htmThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website.



  1. Partners in Policymaking – flyer (PDF)
  2. Partners in Policymaking Application (PDF)