Superintendent’s Memo #073-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

March 23, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Bullying Prevention and School Climate Conference, 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 services personnel on bullying prevention and the promotion of a healthy school climate.  The date of the conference is June 20, 2012.  National and state experts on bullying prevention and school climate will share their research and expertise in helping schools and school divisions implement effective school practices designed to reduce bullying.

The Bullying Prevention and School Climate Conference announcement and registration information is available on the Department of Criminal Justice Services Web site:

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