DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 181
September 15, 2006
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Bullying Prevention Staff Development Workshops
In 2005, the Virginia General Assembly enacted legislation to include bullying prevention as a mandatory component of character education. The[character education] program shall also address the inappropriateness of bullying, as defined in the Student Conduct Policy Guidelines adopted by the Board of Education pursuant to 22.1-279.6.
In direct response to the legislation, five regional staff development bullying prevention workshops were offered across the commonwealth in the spring of 2006. The workshops proved to be very popular. All five workshops were filled to capacity.
In order to meet the continued
demand, the Virginia Department of Education, in cooperation with Virginia
Commonwealth University (VCU), is pleased to announce two additional regional
workshops; one in
These half-day workshops will provide participants with information and resources that will enable them to return to their own school and provide staff development on bullying prevention. Each participant will receive free materials and resources including a presentation kit from the Channing Bete Company, Inc., entitled Bullying: Prevention and Intervention for School Staff.
schedule and locations for the workshops are:
While the workshops are being offered at no cost to the participant, pre-registration is required. VCUs Center for School-Community Collaboration will handle online registration and other workshop logistics. To access the registration information, please visit: www.soe.vcu.edu/csc.
Registration for each site is limited to no more than 100 participants. Please plan to register early. The registration deadline is one week prior to the workshop date.
registration information should be directed to Joy Murphy with the