COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 11
January 16, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Programs and Activities Related to Student Conduct

 
  The 1997 General Assembly, through Item 135 #1c of the
  Appropriations Act requested that a report of programs and
  activities dealing with the management of student conduct
  available through the Department of Education be prepared
  and distributed to local superintendents and local school
  board chairs.  The programs and activities on the attached
  list are specific to the mission of the School Safety
  Resource Center, which is to promote school safety and
  prevent youth violence.

  It should be noted that the Department also provides
  technical assistance in other areas that may be tangentially
  related to the management of student conduct.  If you need
  additional information about any of the programs or
  activities listed, you may contact Marsha Hubbard, School
  Safety Resource Center at (804) 225-2928.

  RTL/dc

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

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            PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE
                MANAGEMENT OF STUDENT CONDUCT


  VA School Safety Resource Center

          Video Lending Library
          Newsletter
          Technical assistance, research, and Information

  Data Collection

          Annual Report on Incidents of Crime, Violence, and
            Substance Abuse

  Training Opportunities

          Summer Institute for Teachers: "Classroom Teacher
            Skills for Violence Prevention"
          Peer Mediation training
          School Resource Officer training (in collaboration
            with DCJS)
          School Safety Audit Workshops

  Publications

          Directory of Resources for School Safety and
            Violence Prevention
          Juvenile Law Handbook (in collaboration with DCJS)
          School Safety Audit Guidelines: Protocol,
            Procedures, and Checklists
          1997-98 revision of Student Conduct Policy
            Guidelines

  Program Management

          Truancy Reduction
          Project YES (Dropout Prevention)


     Further information about these activities and services
  may be obtained by contacting Marsha O. Hubbard, Virginia
  School Safety Resource Center at (804) 225-2928.