Superintendent's Memo #145-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

May 22, 2009

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: 2009 Virginia School & Campus Safety Training Forum

The 2009 Virginia School and Campus Safety Training Forum will be held July 27-30, 2009, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia. This year’s forum will provide all attendees with two days of plenary and breakout sessions (July 27 and July 28) covering a comprehensive range of school and campus safety topics. In addition, this year’s forum will also offer specialized training to those attendees seeking DARE’s Annual Training Update, Teen Dating Violence Showcase, Primary Violence Prevention Training, Alcohol Enforcement Specialist Training (law enforcement only), School Resource Officer Basic Training, School Security Officer Certification Training, or Campus Security Officer Certification Training.

Partnering with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services to offer this collective training opportunity are the Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Virginia Department of State Police, Office of the Attorney General, Virginia Department of Health, and the Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. Conference attendance will provide a wealth of information to anyone interested in the most current school and campus safety issues and concerns.

The registration fees for the forum and associated trainings are as follows:

The deadline for registration is July 17, 2009. Please be sure to register early as participation is limited.

Detailed information and registration for the forum are available through the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services website:

Questions about the forum may be addressed to Donna Bowman at 804-371-6506 or by e-mail:

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