COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 135

July 8, 2005

 

INFORMATIONAL


TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2005-2006 Discipline, Crime, and Violence Report

 

 

The purpose of this memo is to provide information about collecting data on discipline, crime, and violence in public schools for the 2005-2006 year. Data should be submitted for the 365-day period starting with the first day of the 2005-2006 school year. Data submitted will meet the reporting requirements for the following:

 

 

The data collection process will remain the same; however, there are several modifications to codes. Data fields have been added for the collection of new information required by state law passed in 2005 and new federal special education requirements. All incidents within a regional center/program and division center must be reported to the enrolled division.

The Discipline, Crime, and Violence Data Collection User Guide for 2005-2006 is online. This User Guide explains the modifications for the 2005-2006 school year. The opening date for the 2005-2006 Web collection process will be August 16, 2005, and the closing date will be July 31, 2006. The closing date for final submission for the school year 2005-2006 will not include the summer school programs. The summer school program data will be carried over to the 2006-2007 school year.

Additional information related to the data collection process can be downloaded from the Department of Educations website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/. Users can select Reports at the top of the home page, or Reports at the bottom of the page, and then select Discipline, Crime, and Violence Data Collection from the Collections list. The complete address to access instructions for submission is as follows:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Publications/Discipline/datacoll/2005-2006/05coll.html

Questions regarding the submission of this report may be directed to e-mail address discipln@doe.virginia.gov or to Joyce Martin at (804) 225-2966.

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cc: Discipline Contacts (via e-mail)