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ERIC Number: ED539426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 117
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Report: Discipline, Crime, and Violence, School Year 2006-2007
Virginia Department of Education
The "Code of Virginia" requires school divisions statewide to submit data to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) on incidents of discipline, crime, and violence (DCV). School divisions began reporting such data in 1991. This annual report focuses primarily on DCV data submitted for school year 2006-2007, with selected comparisons to prior years. DCV data are used also to complete federal reports required by the "Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994" ("GFSA", Sec. 14061) and the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" ("IDEA"). "GFSA" requires annual reporting of the number of students suspended or expelled statewide for possessing or bringing firearms on school property; "IDEA" contains requirements for reporting disciplinary actions involving students with disabilities. Virginia uses incident-based reporting consistent with federal standards. The reporting process employs a well-defined set of nearly 130 offense codes and data elements that are consistent with those recommended by the National Center for Education Statistics and the National Forum on Education Statistics. "Incidents" range in seriousness from criminal acts that result in law enforcement action to minor acts of misbehavior. A single incident may involve more than one offense; an incident may also involve multiple students and result in multiple disciplinary actions. This report focuses on numbers of incidents and numbers of disciplinary outcomes. Appended are: (1) Applicable State and Federal Laws; (2) Offenses Required to be Reported Regardless of Sanction, 2006-2007; (3) Offenses Required to be Reported if They Result in Suspension or Expulsion of a Student, 2006-2007; (4) Offense Codes Used to Identify Persistently Dangerous Schools, 2006-2007; (5) Superintendent's Memos; (6) DCV Offense Reporting Changes, 2002-2003 to 2006-2007; and (8) Related Documents and Information Resources. (Contains 38 tables, 15 charts and 2 footnotes.) [For "Annual Report: Discipline, Crime, and Violence, School Year 2004-2005," see ED493506.]
Virginia Department of Education. P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120. Tel: 800-292-3820; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Gun Free Schools Act 1994; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act