Superintendent’s Memo #009-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

January 12, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:   Bullying Prevention and School Climate
                    Save-the-Date: June 20, 2012

The Virginia Department of Education has joined with the Virginia Department of Health, Safe Schools/Healthy Students of Charlottesville-Albemarle, and Youth-Nex at the University of Virginia to provide a day of professional development for administrators, educators, and student support personnel on bullying prevention in the promotion of a healthy school climate.  National and state experts on bullying prevention and school climate will share their research and expertise in helping schools and school divisions move toward implementation of effective school practices designed to reduce bullying.

Final details regarding this day-long event at the Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center at Charlottesville High School will be forthcoming, please save the date and look for registration information in the beginning of April.

Questions regarding this event can be directed to Dr. Wayne Barry, via e-mail at, or telephone at (804)692-0396.



  1. Bullying Prevention in the Promotion of a Positive School Climate: Effective Principles and Practices (PDF)