Superintendent’s Memo #267-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

September 28, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  2012 Virginia School Plant Managers Association Conference

Please join school operations and maintenance experts from across Virginia in attending the fifth annual Virginia School Plant Managers Association (VSPMA) conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “Mission Possible” and will focus on identifying solutions for keeping school buildings in top operational condition despite the challenges of reduced budgets. This year's event will feature sessions presented by industry leaders, networking at regional breakout sessions, vendor exhibits, and educational sessions for all school facility, custodial, energy, and maintenance professionals.
This year's conference will be held October 22-24, 2012, at the Sheraton Roanoke Conference Center, in Roanoke, Virginia. I encourage your school maintenance personnel to attend this affordable and educational event and to support this organization's efforts.

The full conference schedule and online downloadable registration forms are available at the VSPMA Web site at

If you have any questions concerning the association or conference, you may contact Steve Gatzke, VSPMA president and director of facilities for Lynchburg City Schools, at (434) 522-3772 or, or Cheryl Moss, VSPMA Secretary/Treasurer and assistant director of facilities for Chesterfield County Public Schools, at (804) 748-1214 or