SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 95
May 7, 1999
|FROM:||Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Reports of Certain Acts to School Authorities|
This memo is to bring your attention to changes made by the 1999 General Assembly to 22.1-280.1 of the Code of Virginia related to "reports of certain acts to school authorities." Several provisions have been added to this Code section to strengthen the reporting requirements for incidents involving violent acts, controlled substances and drugs, threats against school personnel, and illegally carrying a firearm onto school property. As a result of our increased scrutiny of school safety policies, we wanted to highlight changes to subsection C which involve local policy adoption. For your convenience, a copy of this new legislation has been attached. If you have any questions about this legislative change, you may contact Diane Atkinson, Assistant Superintendent for Policy and Public Affairs at (804) 225-2403. PDS/ci Attachment: A hard copy of this memo and its attach- ment will be sent to the superintendent's office.