COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 64
September 19, 1997

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Report on Incidents of Crime, Violence, and Substance Abuse 1996-97

 
 Attached are the forms and instructions for reporting crime,
  violence, and substance abuse data in Virginia's public
  schools for school year 1996-97.  This data is being
  collected in compliance with Sect.22.1-280.1 of the Code of
  Virginia.

  Please note that Possession of Beepers has been deleted from
  Table 4. One other change appears in Table 6 in the category
  of Threats.  You are asked to include in the total number of
  threats, (both written and verbal), any that may have been
  identified via the internet. (See Instructions, p. 21).
  Otherwise, this reporting process is the same as in previous
  years; no other changes are required.

  Please complete the report and mail no later than October
  31, 1997, to:

          Marsha O. Hubbard
          School Safety Resource Center
          Virginia Department of Education
          P.O. Box 2120
          Richmond, VA 23218-2120

  If you have any questions about this report, you may contact
  Ms. Hubbard at (804) 225-2928.  Thank you for your
  cooperation in this important effort.


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