SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 146
August 23, 1996
||Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
||Crime, Violence, and Substance Abuse Data
Collection - 1995-96 School Year
Enclosed are forms to be completed for the collection of division data on incidents of crime, violence, and substance abuse in Virginia's public schools for school year 1995-96. This data has been collected annually since 1991 by the Department of Education as stipulated in the Code of Virginia 22.1-280.1. The information requested on these forms is the same as for 1994-95, with the exception of one addition. Table 12 requires information about student expulsions for weapons possession. This is in compliance with the Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994 and 22.1-277.01, Code of Virginia. Additionally, information about suspensions and expulsions is requested to respond to Senate Joint Resolution 85, passed by the 1996 General Assembly. Please complete the form and mail no later than October 31, 1996 to: Marsha O. Hubbard, Safe Schools Specialist VA Department of Education P.O. Box 2120 Richmond, VA 23218 If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Ms. Hubbard at (804) 225-2928 or H. Douglas Cox, Director, Office of Special Education and Student Services at (804) 225-2402. Thank you for your cooperation in this important effort. RTLP/cp This memo and its enclosure will be sent to the superintendent's office.