COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 50
March 12, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Resource Guide for Crisis Management in Schools
The purpose of this memo is to provide a copy of the 
Resource Guide for Crisis Management in Schools to each 
division superintendent.  A second purpose is to provide 
a mechanism whereby additional copies may be obtained at 
no charge to Virginia school divisions.  This guide has 
been recognized as an extremely useful and powerful tool 
when developing or updating school division and 
individual school crisis plans.

Since the fall of 1996, the Department of Education has 
worked closely with the Center for School-Community 
Collaboration at Virginia Commonwealth University to 
provide regional trainings in Crisis Management.  During 
this time, 13 one-day workshops were conducted for more 
than 2,000 school administrators, teachers, and law 
enforcement personnel.  In addition, approximately 10,000 
copies of the publication, Resource Guide for Crisis 
Management in Schools, have been distributed across the 
Commonwealth.

The workshops and printing of the resource guide were 
funded by federal funds available to the Department of 
Education through the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and 
Communities Act (SDFSCA) of 1994. Questions about the 
SDFSCA Program or the resource guide may be directed to 
Arlene Cundiff in the Office of Compensatory Programs 
at(804)225-2871.



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

3/5/99

                          ORDER FORM

                              FOR

           A RESOURCE GUIDE FOR CRISIS MANAGEMENT IN SCHOOLS


These resource guides are available at no charge and will be 
provided on a "first-come, first-served" basis as long as the 
supply lasts.  

To request, please complete and return this order form to:

               Arlene D. Cundiff, Coordinator
              Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program
               Office of Compensatory Programs 
               Virginia Department of Education
                   Richmond, VA  23218-2120

                             or

                    FAX:  (804) 786-9769



PLEASE SEND:

A Resource Guide for Crisis Management in Schools 

# of copies



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