SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 67
April 18, 1997
|FROM:||Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Conflict Management Publication|
The enclosed publication, entitled Mediation and School Services Conflicts, is a revision of a booklet published in 1992 by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). This publication covers a range of topics to include the applications of mediation services to various types of school conflicts, strategies for serving and effectively using services, and sources of more information on the management of school disputes. We are sending several copies of the mediation booklet so that you can give this publication to your Directors of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services. Also, a booklet has been mailed under separate cover to Parent Resource Center staffs. Finally, coinciding with the mailing of this booklet, the VDOE has placed a list of Regional Mediation Services on the VDOE homepage; URL is http:\\www.pen.k12.va.us\go\VDOE. This list identifies the mediators in Virginia willing to help disputants resolve school services conflicts. For further information, please contact Dr. Donald Fleming, Specialist, Office of Special Education and Student Services, at (804) 225-2185. RTL:kts Enclosure: A hard copy of this memo and its enclosure will be sent to the superintendent's office.