Superintendent’s Memo #126-14

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

May 16, 2014

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Discipline, Crime, and Violence Report for School Year 2013-2014

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 2013-2014 school year. Data submitted must meet the following reporting requirements:

Application and Data Submission:
The data collection process remains the same for 2013-2014. The data submitted will include the regular 2013-2014 school year and the data from summer school programs during summer 2013.
The closing date for submission for the regional centers/programs data is July 15, 2014. 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, 2014. The submission window for the 2014-2015 DCV report will be opened on August 18, 2014.
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 home page, 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 Tara McDaniel via e-mail at:  Tara.McDaniel@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone to the Office of Special Education Program Improvement at (804) 225-2715.

SRS/TM