COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 175

September 8, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Principals Preview Meeting on Effective

Schoolwide Discipline in Virginia

 

In the spring of 2005, the Virginia Department of Educations Office of Special Education Instructional Services initiated a series of meetings for principals in the eight superintendents regions to introduce Effective Schoolwide Discipline (ESD), a Statewide Initiative to Support Positive Academic and Behavioral Outcomes for All Students. Virqinias ESD Project is based on accumulated research on positive behavioral supports. To date, sixty (60) schools have participated in statewide ESD training.

 

The Departments commitment to build capacity among Virginia schools has prompted this invitation for additional schools to participate in ESD training in the 2006/2007 school year. In October/November of 2006, the Virginia Department of Educations Office of Special Education Instructional Services will offer preview meetings for principals and central office staff in the eight superintendents regions at which time discussion will focus on the ESD Project and upcoming training.

 

At this ESD Preview Meeting, principals and central office staff will receive an ESD Readiness Packet that contains all the necessary information and timelines to apply for the next round of training in ESD.

 

The meetings in each region have been scheduled as follows:

 

 

 

Region 1

Friday, October 27, 2006

John Tyler Community College

13101 Jefferson Davis Highway

Chester, Virginia 23832

Region 5

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Central Virginia Community College

3506 Wards Road

Lynchburg, Virginia 24502

 

 

Region 2

Friday, October 6, 2006

Omni Newport News Hotel

1000 Omni Blvd.

Newport News, Virginia 23606

Region 6

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Holiday Inn Roanoke

3315 Ordway Drive

Roanoke, Virginia 24017

 

 

Region 3

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Holiday Inn Select

2801 Plank Road

Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

Region 7

Thursday, October 5, 2006

Martha Washington Inn

150 West Main Street

Abingdon, Virginia 24210

 

 

Region 4

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Prince William George Mason University Campus Verizon Auditorium

10900 University Blvd.

Manassas, Virginia 20110

Region 8

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Southern Piedmont AREC

2375 Darvills Road

Blackstone, Virginia 23824

 

If you decide that the ESD Project would meet a need in your school division, please encourage principals and central office staff to complete the attached registration form and fax it to Pat Woolard, ESD Logistics Coordinator, T-TAC ODU, at (757) 683-3115. Each person who registers will receive a confirmation notice.

 

You will find additional information on the Effective Schoolwide Discipline Project at http://www.ttac.odu.edu/esd/overview.htm. The website includes a booklet entitled An Introduction to Effective Schoolwide Discipline in Virginia and a description of Virginias ESD Project, both of which are in a printable PDF file.

 

For further information, please contact Irene Walker-Bolton (Irene.walker-bolton@doe.virginia.gov), educational specialist, Office of Special Education Instructional Services at (804) 225-2709.

 

IWB/dj

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf175a.doc