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

 
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 191
October 6, 2000

 

INFORMATIONAL
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Training Opportunity on Abuse and Neglect of Students with Disabilities

The Virginia Department of Education will provide training and materials for three school divisions and their community partners on abuse and neglect of students with disabilities. The Virginia Institute for Developmental Disabilities will conduct the training using multi-disciplinary teams consisting of educators, social workers, parents, and law enforcement staff. The two-day training will be provided on-site at locations determined by the school divisions and must be completed between January 2001–June 2001. Each training session can accommodate 30 participants.

The training will address the following topics:

As a condition for approval, school divisions must include community partners (e.g., social workers and law enforcement staff) and parents in the training. Each division also must provide an accessible training facility and lunches for participants. School divisions also will need to cover the cost of substitute teachers.

School divisions interested in being considered for this training opportunity must complete the attached application. Applications should be returned by November 10, 2000, to Mrs. Kim Shackelford, program support technician, Office of Special Education and Student Services, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120. Applications may be submitted by fax at (804) 371-8796. Notification of those divisions selected will be made by November 27, 2000. Questions and technical assistance requests may be directed to Mrs. Sharon E. Siler at (mailto:ssiler@mail.vak12ed.edu) or (804) 225-2711.

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