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

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 101
May 19, 2000

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: 4-SAFE-VA Workshops


 On May 10, 1999, Governor Gilmore announced the 4-SAFE-VA Program, an ongoing school 
safety initiative that has provided training for law enforcement officers, educators, 
and school personnel.  Since the inception of the program, more than 3,500 law 
enforcement officers, school administrators, and school personnel have been trained 
to prevent and respond to violence and critical incidents in our schools.

During the coming months, the Virginia State Police, in coordination with the 
Department of Education, will be providing training workshops specifically for 
educators and school personnel, entitled "School Safety 101: Basic School Safety 
Training for School Personnel."  These training sessions are designed to give a 
broad overview of current school safety issues including violence prevention, 
recognizing aggressive behavior in students, and responding to critical incidents.

The schedule for the workshops is as follows.  Registration information is attached.	

 June 15, 2000		Abingdon		Virginia Highlands Community College

 June 16, 2000	   	Roanoke			Hidden Valley Junior High School

 June 23, 2000		Charlottesville	        Virginia Department of Forestry, 
                                                Natural Resources Building

 August 4, 2000	Virginia Beach		Tallwood High School

 August 23, 2000	Fauquier		Lord Fairfax Community College, 
                                                Warrenton Campus

Three additional workshops will be scheduled for fall 2000.  Dates and locations 
will be announced at a later date.  

We hope that you will assist us in disseminating information about these important 
workshops.  Please duplicate and share the attached notice and registration form 
with appropriate personnel in your school division. If you have any questions, 
please contact Donna Wells or Corie Tillman at the Office of the Secretary of 
Public Safety, (804) 786-5351, or M.P.O. Bobby Kipper at the Virginia State Police, 
(804) 674-2575.

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