COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 128

June 16, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Discipline, Crime, and Violence Report for school year 2005-2006

The purpose of this memo is to provide information about final submission of collected data for the Annual Report of Discipline, Crime, and Violence (DCV) for the 2005-2006 year. The data submitted should begin with the first day of the 2005-2006 school year. Data submitted will meet the reporting requirements for the following:

  • No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB)
  • Standards of Accreditation safety indicator for the School Report Card
  • State crime and violence report as required in Section 22.1-280.1 of the Code of Virginia
  • Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004 (IDEIA) report on suspension and expulsion of students with disabilities
  • Federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
  • Federal Gun-Free Schools Act

The data collection process remains the same; however, the data submitted will only include the regular 2005-2006 school year. The 2005-2006 data will not include summer school programs. The summer school program data will be reported with the 2006-2007 school year. The closing date for submission is July 31, 2006. It is important that the report be submitted on or before this date.

The database for the DCV 2006 report will be closed on July 31, 2006. The database for the DCV 2007 report will be opened on August 1, 2006, in order that summer school data can be entered for the 2006-2007 school year.

Two important reminders:

1.              All incidents within a regional center/program or division center must be reported to the students enrolled division.

2. New codes for 2006-2007 were posted on the Virginia Department of Education website in February 2006. The new codes will go into effect August 1, 2006.

Additional information related to the data collection process can be downloaded from the Department of Educations website at 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:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Publications/Discipline/
datacoll/2006-2007/newoffensecodes.pdf

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

 

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