COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 121

June 15, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2005-2006 Annual Report on Discipline, Crime, and Violence

The purpose of this memo is to provide information about the Annual Report on Discipline, Crime, and Violence for the 2005-2006 school year. The data reflected in this report was submitted for the 365-day period starting with the first day of the 2005-2006 school year; however, it does not include the 2006 summer school data. Beginning with the 2005-2006 data collection year, summer school data is included with the following school year.

Data submitted met 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 Act (IDEA) report on suspension and expulsion of students with disabilities
  • Federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
  • Federal Gun-Free Schools Act.

This report focuses on the 2005-2006 school year and is based on information submitted to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) by all 132 divisions. This report is incident-based and provides the fall membership for 2005 school year for 1,954 public schools and centers totaling 1,214,737 pupils, representing a 1.03 percent increase in membership statewide since fall 2004. In school year 2005-2006, a total of 290,621 incidents were reported, representing 701 fewer incidents than in 2004-2005.

The website for the Annual Report for Discipline, Crime, and Violence for school year 2005-2006 may be accessed as follows: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Publications/Discipline/datacoll/05_annual
_report.pdf

Questions regarding this report may be directed to Joyce Martin at (804) 225-2966 or Mona Mallory at (804) 225-2185 or e-mail address discipln@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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