COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 31

February 13, 2004

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Regional Training: Discipline, Crime, and Violence Data Reporting

 

The purpose of this memo is to provide information on regional training related to the collection and reporting of discipline, crime, and violence data. Data are submitted by all school divisions to meet the reporting requirements for the following:

 

 

During the training sessions, department staff will address the following:

 

       Reporting requirements for Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Gun-Free Schools

       Reporting requirements of special education students

       Reporting requirements for discipline, crime, and violence involving codes and sanctions

       New requirements created by the No Child Left Behind Act (Persistently Dangerous Schools)

       Maintaining, reporting, and processing data (procedures involving collecting, submitting, and verifying data)

       Questions and answers

       Evaluation

 

These sessions are designed to provide information on the Department of Educations combined discipline data reporting process. It is recommended that participants include school division discipline contact persons, building administrators, Safe and Drug-Free Schools coordinators, School Resource Officers, School Security Coordinators, and other individuals at the building or division level who are directly involved with the collection and submission of these data (e.g. technology staff, data entry staff).

 

Training sessions will be conducted in the eight Superintendents Regional Study Groups. Listed below are the dates and locations for the sessions. Participants may attend the session that is most convenient for them.

 

Date

Regions

Location

Meeting site

Time

March 10

V-VIII

Charlotte County

Central Middle School

1 pm 4 pm

March 17

VI-VII

Abingdon

Higher Education Center

9 am 12 noon

March 24

I-II-III

Williamsburg

Lafayette High School

9 am 12 noon

March 30

IV

Prince William County

Independent Hill

Central Office

1 pm 4 pm

 

We are requesting that participants pre-register for these sessions. The registration form is attached.

 

We are also requesting that pre-registration be submitted 10 days prior to attendance. Directions to each location will be posted on the discipline website.

 

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Publications/Discipline/datacoll/2003-2004/coll.html

 

Questions regarding these sessions may be directed to Joyce Martin, Data Administration, at (804) 225-2966 or to discipln@pen.k12.va.us

 

JLD/ADC/klr

Attachment

 

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