COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 7
January 15, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: School Safety Video
  Enclosed with this memo is your complimentary copy of a
  video entitled,  School Safety." The Department of
  Education worked with Longworth Productions last summer
  to produce this video, using funds available from the
  Safe and Drug-free Schools Grant. Since that time, the
  video has been aired in several locations across the
  state on one of the major networks.

  We hope that you will be able to use this video as a tool
  to work with staff, parents, and the community in your
  discussions about issues related to school safety.  The
  video  also provides information about some of the
  initiatives that are under way throughout the
  Commonwealth, including the School Resource Officer
  program, teacher training opportunities, and conflict
  mediation programs.

  Because of specifications included in our contract with
  Longworth Productions, we ask that you not duplicate
  copies.  If you'd like to have additional copies, we can
  provide these for you.  To request duplicates, please
  call Jim Calleran at 804-225-2972 or Marsha Hubbard at
  804-225-2928.


  PDS/shs

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