SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 94
June 6, 1997
|FROM:||Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Enclosed is a training announcement for two seminars entitled "Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and Schools." This training is being offered as a collaborative initiative between the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and the Department of Education. You will note that the seminar is being provided "tuition free" by DCJS. Participants who travel more than 75 miles will be reimbursed for lodging; all participants will be responsible for their own transportation and meal costs. As you are aware, HB 1851 (22.1-278.1) was enacted by the 1997 General Assembly and requires that all schools conduct school safety audits. A list of items to be reviewed and evaluated in the audit process is currently being developed by the Department of Education. This training seminar will provide valuable information for personnel who will be planning and conducting these audits. You are encouraged to send a maximum of three individuals from your division, such as school principals, School Resource Officers, and facilities personnel. If you have questions, please contact Marsha Hubbard at the DOE's School Safety Resource Center, 804-225-2928 or Dan Gilmore at DCJS, (804) 371-0635. RTL/shs Enclosure: A hard copy of this memo and its enclosure will be sent to the superintendent's office.