Superintendent’s Memo #045-14

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

February 18, 2014

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Virginia Educational Facility Planners Conference, March 3-4, 2014

The Virginia Chapter of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) conference will be held at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia, on March 3 and 4, 2014.  A brochure describing this two-day interactive workshop on educational facilities and planning is attached.

The conference registration is $230 for public sector employees and includes most meals.  Again this year, CEFPI-Virginia is offering a few scholarships to school division personnel to help them attend the conference.  The criteria and application for this scholarship is available on the CEFPI Web site at

The conference will include an exhibit of recently completed school projects, as well as school construction projects in progress in Virginia.  A jury will judge the completed projects and awards will be presented to the architects and winning schools.

Keynote and major session speakers will present information on a number of critical educational facilities issues.  There will also be eight breakout sessions on various subjects of interest to facilities and maintenance personnel, including school design presentations by college level architecture students.  I encourage you or representatives from your division to attend this informative conference.

Please register online at  For questions regarding the program, please call Vijay Ramnarain, Office of Support Services, at (804) 225-2035, or e-mail



  1. CEFPI 2014 Brochure (PDF)