COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 182

November 7, 2003

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

The Virginia Amber Alert Program

 

At its October 22, 2003, meeting, the Virginia Board of Education adopted a resolution concerning the Virginia Amber Alert Program that was established by the 2003 General Assembly through House Bill 1832.

 

The resolution, a copy of which is attached, encourages school divisions to work with local law enforcement officials in making information about Amber Alert available to parents, including information about the content of child identification kits and potential sources for obtaining them.

 

Information about the Virginia Amber Alert Program is available from the following Web site: http://www.gosap.state.va.us/kidsafeva.htm. Questions about this matter may be referred to Lissa Power-deFur, director, Office of Student Services. Dr. Power-deFur may be reached at (804) 225-2818 or mailto:lpower-d@mail.vak12ed.edu.

 

JLD/HDC/cp

 

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