COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 224
December 17, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne Demary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: 1997-98 Report on Crime, Violence, and Substance Abuse in Virginia's Public Schools


	Attached is a copy of the final 1997-98 Report on Crime, Violence and 
Substance Abuse in Virginia's public schools.  This report, which is required in 
22.1-280.1, Code of Virginia, is based on data furnished and verified by each 
local school division.  We sincerely appreciate your cooperation in providing the 
information.

	This report is available to all interested parties.  Questions about this 
document may be referred to Marsha Owens, specialist, Safe Schools, at (804) 225-2928
or Lissa Power-deFur, associate director, Office of Special Education and Student 
Services at (804) 225-2818.


JLD/shs

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