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


SUPTS. MEMO NO. 56
October 6, 2000

ADMINISTRATIVE
 
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Annual Report on Discipline, Crime, and Violence: 2000-2001 Year

The purpose of this memo is to provide instructions for collecting data on discipline, crime, and violence in public schools for the 2000-2001 year. Data should be collected for the 365-day period starting with the first day of your 2000-2001 school year. Data collected will meet the reporting requirements for the following:

The designated local contact person for this report should coordinate the collection of the data for the division. The data may be maintained locally through any method. However, when data are submitted in September 2001, school divisions must use either an Excel spreadsheetor an ASCII flat file. Data must be combined into one file beforeit is submitted; no files from individual schools will be accepted.

Changes for the 2000-2001 reporting process are as follows. School divisions must now report:

Also, offense codes SX8 and SX9 are being deleted.

Information related to this data collection process can be downloaded from the Department of Educationís website at www.pen.k12.va.us. Users can access the ASCII file and the Excel spreadsheet by selecting "Reports" at the top of the Department of Education Home Page or by selecting "Data and Publications" at the bottom of the Department of Education Home Page. After selecting either option, the user can then select "Discipline, Crime, and Violence Data Collection" from the "Collections" list.

The complete address to access information is:

www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Publications/Discipline/datacoll/coll.htm

This memorandum contains the following attachment: "Information on Reporting Discipline, Crime, and Violence Data."

Questions regarding data entry for this report, use of the Excel spreadsheet, use of the ASCII flat file, or any other inquiries may be directed to (mailto:discipln@pen.k12.va.us) or to Paul Raskopf at 804-225-2080 or Janet Christopher at 804-786-1212.

JLD/pjr

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