Superintendent’s Memo #154-13

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

June 7, 2013

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Discipline, Crime, and Violence Report for School Year 2012-2013

The purpose of this memo is to provide information on the final submission of collected data on discipline, crime, and violence in public school divisions and regional centers/programs for the 2012-2013 school year. Data submitted will meet the following reporting requirements:

Application and Data Submission:

The data collection process remains the same for 2012-2013. The data submitted will include the regular 2012-2013 school year, and the data from summer school programs during summer 2012.

The closing date for submission for the regional centers/programs data is July 15, 2013. The school divisions cannot finalize their discipline, crime, and violence (DCV) data until regional centers/programs have submitted their data to the divisions. The closing date for submission for the school divisions is July 31, 2013. The submission window for the 2013-2014 DCV report will be opened on August 19, 2013.

Additional information related to the data collection process can be downloaded from the Department of Education’s Web site at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/. Users can select “Information Management” on the left side of the homepage, and then select “Data Collection” on the right side of the page, and then select “Student & School Support” on the right side of the page. On the “Student & School Support” page, select “School Safety” in the middle of the screen to view all the documents pertaining to the Annual Report for Discipline, Crime and Violence. The Web address to access instructions for submission is: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/info_management/data_collection/support/school_safety/index.shtml.

Questions regarding the submission of this report may be directed to Samantha Hollins via e-mail at  Samantha.Hollins@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone to the Office of Special Education Program Improvement at (804) 225-3252.

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