COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 56

August 23, 2002

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2002-2003 Discipline, Crime, and Violence Report

 

The purpose of this memo is to provide information for submitting data on discipline, crime, and violence in public schools for the 2002-2003 year. Data should be submitted for the 365-day period starting with the first day of your 2002-2003 school year. Data submitted will meet the reporting requirements for the following:

 

 

All data should be submitted through the new Web-based submission process to the Department of Education (DOE) on or before Friday, September 13, 2003. The designated local contact person for this report should coordinate the collection of the data for the division.

 

Section 22.1-279.3:1 of the Code of Virginia requires school divisions to report all incidents involving the theft or attempted theft of student prescription medication. The 2002-03 discipline report has been revised to add the required offense code of DR3 Theft or Attempted Theft of Student Prescription to collect this information.

 

Information related to this data collection process can be downloaded from the Department Of Educations website at www.pen.k12.va.us. Users can select Reports at the top of the home page, or Data and Publications at the bottom, and then select Discipline, Crime, and Violence Data Collection from the Collections list. The complete address to access information is as follows:

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Publications/Discipline/datacoll/coll.htm to access the Excel template and the instructions.

 

Questions regarding this report may be directed to email address discipln@pen.k12.va.us or to Joyce Martin at (804) 225-2966.

 

 

JLD/JCC/dmb

 

cc: discipline contacts (via e-mail)