Superintendent’s Memo #175-15

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

July 17, 2015

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Survey of School Divisions’ Interest in Leasing Technology Equipment

A reporting requirement approved by the 2015 General Assembly directs the Department of Education to conduct a survey to assess the interest of school divisions to lease technology equipment with funds generated from notes issued by the Virginia Public School Authority instead of purchasing the equipment, if such an option was available.

In accordance with this legislative directive, the Department of Education requests that school divisions complete the brief survey located at by Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

Questions regarding the survey should be directed to Mark Saunders, director of technology and virtual learning, at or (804) 786-0307.