COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 33
February 2, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: GUN-FREE SCHOOLS ACT - Revised Guidelines

 
  Attached is a revised guidance document issued by the U.S.
  Department of Education for implementing the federal Gun-Free
  Schools Act.  You will note that these guidelines are intended
  to replace a previous guidance document distributed by the
  U.S. Department of Education in January, 1995.
  
  Please be advised that these revised federal guidelines do not
  in any way preempt Virginia's code, 22.1-277.01, Expulsion of
  students under certain circumstances.
  
  If you have questions about these guidelines, you may contact
  the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and
  Secondary Education at (202) 260-7767, or you may call Doug
  Cox at (804) 225-2402, or Diane Atkinson at (804) 371-0035.
  
  WCBJr/cp
  
  Attachment:  This memo and its attachment will be sent to
               the superintendent's office.