COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 145

August 5, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2004-2005 Discipline, Crime, and Violence Report

 

The purpose of this memo is to provide information for final submission of data on discipline, crime, and violence collected by public schools for the 2004-2005 year. Data will be submitted for the 365-day period that began with the first day of the 2004-2005 school year. Data submitted meets the reporting requirements for the following:

 

The data may be submitted at any time as previously stated in SUPTS MEMO NO. 31, July 2, 2004; however, the final date for submitting 2004-2005 data is September 16, 2005. Requests for submission extensions should be minimal and based on exceptional circumstances.

Verification reports for 2004-2005 will have a new look but will still contain the same information. There will be a new section of the verification report that will itemize incidents involving enrolled students that occur in local and regional centers as well as incidents that occur in schools in another division than that in which the student is enrolled.

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, and then select Discipline, Crime, and Violence Data Collection from the Collections list. The complete address to access instructions for submission is as follows:

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)