Superintendent’s Memo #173-14

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

July 3, 2014

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Nominations for Career and Technical Education Curriculum Review Committees

The Office of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Services is accepting nominations for the 2014-2015 curriculum review committees.  School divisions may nominate a CTE teacher for each of the 37 committees.  Approximately 12 applicants will be selected to serve on each committee.  The schedule for the committees is in Attachment A.

All nominees who wish to serve on a committee must complete the Web-based application using the CTE Application Processing System (CTEAPS). The Web-based application process requires a professional reference and division-level approval (division superintendent or designee).  Procedures for submitting the Web-based application are available on the Virginia Department of Education Web site at  Completed applications should be submitted to the VDOE using CTEAPS by August 25, 2014.

Committee meetings are conducted face-to-face, virtually, or a combination of the two.  All face-to-face meetings will be conducted at the CTE Resource Center in Henrico County.  Virtual review committees are directed by state cluster specialists and CTE Resource Center writer-editors.  Teachers serving on the virtual committees will conduct the curriculum review outside of school hours.

Reimbursement will be provided as follows:

Committee members will be chosen based on the following criteria:

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Career and Technical Education Services staff at or call (804) 225-2052.



  1. Curriculum Development Schedule (PDF)