Superintendent’s Memo #306-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

November 9, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Superintendents’ Forum

At the request of the Secretary of Public Safety, the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) will be conducting a forum entitled “Public School and Public Safety Partnerships:  A Conversation to Address the Impact of Community Violence on Schools.”

This forum is designed to bring school superintendents and executive level law enforcement officers in your communities together to discuss criminal activities that affect our students.  The issues identified will be based on the latest data and include teen dating, violence, drugs, gang violence, sexual harassment, cyberbullying, and human trafficking.

Through enhanced knowledge and partnerships, school leaders and local law enforcement can work to enhance the climate in our schools and communities.

Registration for this free forum can be found at the link below:

Please feel free to contact Donna Michaelis at 804-371-6506 or Shellie MacKenzie at 804-225-1863 if you have any questions.  They can also be reached by e-mail at or if you need assistance or have questions regarding this event.