COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 141
October 2, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
RE: Legislative Update

 
  Attached is a list of Virginia laws addressing
  suspensions and expulsions, as well as information on
  related areas. These excerpts from the Code of Virginia
  reflect the action by the 1998 General Assembly.

  The Department of Education is in the process of updating
  the 1994 Student Conduct Policy Guidelines, which will
  reference these items.  In the meantime, please be aware
  of the changes listed in the attachment when updating
  local policies.

  If you have any questions about this information, please
  contact Marsha Hubbard, School Safety Specialist, 804-225-2928.


  PDS/shs

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