COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 94
June 6, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Training Seminar

 
  Enclosed is a training announcement for two seminars
  entitled "Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
  (CPTED) and Schools."  This training is being offered as a
  collaborative initiative between the Department of Criminal
  Justice Services (DCJS) and the Department of Education.

  You will note that the seminar is being provided "tuition
  free" by DCJS.  Participants who travel more than 75 miles
  will be reimbursed for lodging; all participants will be
  responsible for their own transportation and meal costs.

  As you are aware, HB 1851 (22.1-278.1) was enacted by the
  1997 General Assembly and requires that all schools conduct
  school safety audits.  A list of items to be reviewed and
  evaluated in the audit process is currently being developed
  by the Department of Education.  This training seminar will
  provide valuable information for personnel who will be
  planning and conducting these audits.  You are encouraged to
  send a maximum of three individuals from your division, such
  as school principals, School Resource Officers, and
  facilities personnel.

  If you have questions, please contact Marsha Hubbard at the
  DOE's School Safety Resource Center, 804-225-2928 or Dan
  Gilmore at DCJS, (804) 371-0635.

  RTL/shs

  Enclosure:   A hard copy of this memo and its enclosure
               will be sent to the superintendent's office.